Meaghan K. Pedati


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  • Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, JD, 2014
  • American University, BA, 2011
  • District of Columbia

Meaghan focuses her practice on real estate and land use law, complex commercial acquisitions, development, and commercial leasing.  On behalf of her clients, Meaghan drafts purchase and sale agreements, easements, and amendments. She conducts title, survey and other due diligence reviews, as well as advises clients on their obligations under various lease and purchase agreements.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Meaghan was a summer associate for two international law firms based in the United States. As such, she gained experience with business organization, data security, best practices for “bring your own device” policies and cloud computing, eminent domain, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Telephone Solicitation Rule, Department of Justice investigatory hearings, and other matters.

Meaghan graduated CUA with a Certificate in Law and Technology. While in school, she clerked for a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission and interned for the Federal Communications Commission.  She was also a member of the CUA Law Telecommunications Moot Court team and a Staff Associate on the Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology where she served as the 2014 Director of the Law and Technology Symposium. As a member of the firm’s data and privacy industry team, she continues to utilize her experience at the FTC and FCC to counsel and advise clients on best practices.  

At CUA, Meaghan clerked for the Republican National Lawyers Association as the National Law school Chair, was the Director of the 2014 National Sutherland Moot Court Competition and acted as Co-President of the Military and National Security Law School Association, during which time she helped create, Toast Our Troops, a now annual fundraiser at CUA Law for US Military and Veterans.

During law school, Meaghan taught a law and social justice class at a local DC high school. For her work with the high school, Meaghan was awarded the 2014 Cardinal Hickey Award for Community Service. Since being at the firm, Meaghan has remained active in the DC Community by serving on the DC Office Community Service Committee, helping organize office fundraisers for the DC Legal Aid Society, and volunteering for REACH.

Meaghan serves as an editor of the Password Protected blog, which monitors developments in the data privacy and security industry.

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