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Margaret J. Campbell

Shareholder   |   Atlanta

Margaret (Meg) Campbell is a shareholder in the Atlanta office and has practiced employment, litigation, and labor law at Ogletree Deakins since 1981. Meg graduated from Goucher College and Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and of the Jessup International Moot Court team and a Burks Scholar. An all-around labor and employment lawyer, Meg is particularly recognized for her expertise and experience in whistleblower investigations and litigation including Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank cases, complex class and collective action litigation, appellate practice, and restrictive covenant law. Meg has litigated single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class and collective action jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts around the country. Clients regularly seek her client-centered practical advice and innovative solutions for preventing and mitigating risk events arising in the workplace. In addition, Meg assists clients in sensitive and complex investigations of alleged improper conduct by high-level executives and Board members.

Over more than 40 years of practice with Ogletree Deakins, Meg has served the firm in a number of roles, including as its first General Counsel, and two terms on the firm’s Board of Directors. She currently serves as global co-chair of the Ethics Compliance and Whistleblower Response Practice Group. She has served on the Class Action Practice Group steering committee, the firm’s Women’s Initiative (ODWIN), and the firm’s Advisory Committee. Since 2017, she has served as the firm Ombuds.

Meg has published numerous articles on labor and employment subjects, and has spoken to the American Bar Association Annual Meetings, U.S. Chamber and other business groups, and at bar association and client seminars on labor and employment law issues. She was inducted as a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2004, and has served on the College’s Credentials Committee for the Eleventh Circuit, including as its Chair.

In addition to her professional activities, Meg is involved in community activities, including most recently The Atlanta United Way Tocqueville Society, The Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross, the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta where she has served as an Elder and Co-Chair of the Nominating Committee, and various roles in support of and on behalf of The Collegiate Schools, Goucher College, The Lovett School, and Vassar College. She also has served on the Law Council for the Washington and Lee University School of Law, including as its President. Meg, her husband, and two children have traveled to Brazil to work on inner-city and rural projects in and around Fortaleza.

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