Meghan DiPasquale
Partner
mdipasquale@wardgreenberg.com
585.454.0711
VCard
BIO

Profile

A founding member of Ward Greenberg, Meghan delivers comprehensive, practical advice and creative legal solutions for her clients. She is an accomplished litigator who has resolved disputes through both negotiation and litigation in state and federal courts across the country. Her practice focuses on employment law, toxic and complex mass torts, commercial cases, and products liability.  

Meghan works closely with clients to mitigate risk, counsels on compliance with federal and state laws governing the workplace, and prepares and updates employer policies related to labor and employment issues. She has represented corporations and colleges and universities in cases involving discrimination and sexual harassment claims, workplace malfeasance and discipline, and non-compete and confidentiality agreements. She also assists both employees and employers in the negotiation of separation agreements.

Meghan’s commercial experience includes breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Serving as national counsel for a Fortune 500 company, Meghan represents clients in cases involving numerous plaintiffs claiming personal injury from alleged toxic exposure and has handled personal injury and property damage cases involving multiple chemicals. She works closely with experts in medicine, toxicology, engineering, valuation, and other specialized fields.

Meghan has significant training and experience in alternative dispute resolution, and serves as a certified federal court mediator, appointed to the ADR Panel of Neutrals in the ADR Program for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

Outside of work, Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband, John, and their two children.

Credentials

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1992
  • Georgetown University, A.B. in English, 1988

Admissions to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts of New York (Eastern, Western, Northern)

Activities

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Monroe County Bar Association
    Litigation Council, 2016-present
    Trustee, Monroe County Bar Association Board of Trustees, 2002-2004
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys
    Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2010-present
    Board Member, 1997
    Former Chair, Media Committee
  • Georgetown Law Center National Alumni Board
    Past Member

Presentations & PUBLICATIONS

  • "OSHA Electronic Injury Reporting Update." Rochester Business Alliance, October 2017.
  • "Title VII – Internal Investigations and Retaliation Claims." Rochester Business Alliance, March 2013.
  • "Workplace Monitoring – Rights of Employers and Employees." Rochester Business Alliance, October 2011.
  • "Developments in Wage Discrimination Law." Rochester Business Alliance, March/April 2009.
  • "Basics of Civil Practice – The Trial: Technical Aspects of Motions and Objections." New York State Bar Association, March 2000 and May 2004.
  • "Representation of Medical Professionals in Misconduct Proceedings." New York State Bar Association.

Recognition

  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America©, 2012-2018
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2018 "Lawyer of the Year" Rochester, NY)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rating
  • Selected to New York Super Lawyers® (Upstate Edition)
  • William E. McKnight Volunteer Service Award

Community

  • Foodlink, Inc.
    Member, Board of Directors
  • Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center
    Advancement Committee Member
  • Center for Youth
    Crisis Nursery Volunteer
  • McQuaid Jesuit High School
    Chair, Building a Scholastic Heritage Fundraiser
  • Friends of the Rochester School of the Arts Board
    Past Member
  • Volunteer Legal Services Project
    Volunteer
  • Georgetown University
    Alumni Admissions Program Committee Member
  • Georgetown Law Center
    Alumni Admissions Program Committee Member

Testimonials

  • "Meghan DiPasquale is an extremely capable attorney who always thinks of the client first. I would not hesitate to trust her with business matters. She is very efficient and an expert in her field."
    Anonymous, U.S. News — Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"

  • "Ward Greenberg is a great firm where the client can obtain excellent, sophisticated service at responsible rates. The big firms are not always a necessity, especially when you can receive the kind of stellar advice and counsel you receive from WG--a boutique litigation firm. I have used WG for many years for different matters across the country, as well as internationally, and have always been very pleased with their attention to detail, out of the box thinking and ability to adapt to unforeseen issues. Meghan DiPasquale has overseen many of our cases and her work and the results we've received have been exemplary."
    Anonymous, U.S. News — Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"