Megan Breen


How I represent clients at Schwabe

As an employment lawyer with a focus on litigation and appellate work, I’m passionate about helping businesses navigate the complexity of the law and stay up to date on the latest policies and procedures.

Prior to joining Schwabe, I worked as a judicial law clerk to Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Armistead and the Honorable Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta in Portland, where I worked on complex civil litigation disputes. While in law school, I served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Mark D. Clarke at the U.S. District Court in Medford and for Justice Rebecca Duncan of the Oregon Supreme Court.

Before law school, I spent a year living and studying in Giessen, Germany, as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Program.


  • Prepared initial drafts of judicial opinions resolving a spectrum of motions that arise in district court
  • Managed 100+ cases at various litigation stages
  • Assisted judges with resolution of discovery disputes and preparation for oral argument, hearings, and bench trials
  • Drafts a variety of legal documents, including motions, summaries of complex federal statutes, and research memoranda


  • University of Oregon, School of Law, Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif (2021)
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, magna cum laude (2016)


  • Oregon State Courts


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Laird Kirkpatrick Award in Evidence (2020)
  • University of Oregon School of Law, Excellence in Written Advocacy Award (2019)
  • U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Research Grant (2018)

Outside Interests

Exploring Australia and making friends with the local wildlife.

Megan Breen Outside the Office.

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