Megan Thibert-Ind represents clients involved in complex business litigation, including health care disputes, bankruptcy and adversary proceedings, post-acquisition suits, contractual claims, and tax controversies. She represents clients in litigation pending in federal and state courts throughout the country, and has handled numerous matters before the American Arbitration Association and other alternative dispute resolution tribunals.
As Co-Chair of the Firm’s Healthcare Litigation Team, Megan dedicates a significant amount of time counseling and representing client’s on the unique commercial issues that impact the healthcare industry, including hospital systems, ambulatory surgical centers, medical device providers, and life sciences companies. She also works extensively on litigation matters involving complex expert witness issues, including financial analysis, lost profits and damages, and causation and other liability issues.
Megan servers as co-chair of the Firm’s Chicago Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, and is a former recipient of the Firm’s Pro Bono and Community Service Award. Her pro bono practice covers a range of subject matters on behalf of immigrants, victims of hate crimes, not-for-profit arts organizations, clients embroiled in employment discrimination and unlawful discharge matters, and parents wrongfully indicated for abuse. Her commitment to firm citizenship extends to the Firm’s Gender Diversity Committee, the Trial and White-Collar Training and Curriculum Committee, and as the trial partner-in-charge of mentoring in Chicago. Megan also serves on the board of directors for one of the largest non-profit legal services providers in Chicago.
Counsels private equity companies considering investment in or acquisition of healthcare related entities involved in ongoing or potential high exposure litigation
Represented mid-stream energy company, in defending against a case brought by the Department of Justice relating to alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act’s renewable fuel standard regulations
Provides litigation counseling and representation to physician groups, hospital systems and ambulatory surgical centers relating to practice management disputes
Successfully represented specialty pharmacies in disputes relating to reimbursement the 340B Drug Pricing Program, as well as post-acquisition/breach of contract claims
Affirmed by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of whether a debtor may discharge claims resulting from the debtor’s voluntary post-petition participation in a proceeding before the American Arbitration Association
Obtained complete dismissal of products liability and personal injury claims brought before French court against agricultural chemical company relating to plaintiff’s alleged exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War
Represents cell phone manufacturer in coordinated actions in DC Superior Court alleging that cell phones caused plaintiffs’ brain cancer
Serves as lead national counsel for major telecommunications company as part of a joint defense group defending against a series of false claims actions against VoIP providers
Secured a summary judgment award for nearly $25 million on behalf of an indenture trustee before the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois relating to the guaranty of sports revenue facility bonds issued for the construction and operation of a suburban ice hockey facility
Represented a major online travel company in numerous large and complex lawsuits throughout the country from inception through trial, with highlights including obtaining dismissal or summary judgment in numerous actions pending against her client for claims relating to whether the company owed certain hotel occupancy taxes based on its online reservation model
Obtained a settlement on behalf of an individual plaintiff on claims for fraud, fraudulent concealment and civil conspiracy linked to the unauthorized investment of her client’s money; also secured a judgment in Cook County (Illinois) Circuit Court totaling nearly $14 million against another of the co-conspirators
Defeated certification of a putative nationwide class and obtained summary judgment, which was later affirmed by the appellate court, in a case brought by consumers asserting consumer fraud and other causes of action related to an online merchant’s display of service fees
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