Alexandra Megaris

Biography

Alexandra Megaris is an associate in Venable’s Regulatory Practice Group, where she focuses on compliance and government enforcement matters in a broad range of industries. Ms. Megaris assists clients with civil and criminal investigations before the United States Congress, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission, state Attorneys General offices, the U.S. Postal Service, and various other federal and state agencies.

 

Ms. Megaris advises clients on a variety of advertising, marketing, consumer protection, and general business issues, including compliance with the Consumer Financial Protection Act, FTC Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule.  In addition to compliance with these laws and regulations, Ms. Megaris has defended clients in dozens of non-public government investigations and enforcement actions by federal and state enforcement agencies.

 

She also assists clients with ongoing compliance with all aspects of state and federal political law, including campaign finance, lobbying disclosure, gift and ethics rules, and pay-to-play laws.

 

Activities

  • Ms. Megaris has a dedicated pro bono practice. She recently won a provisional grant of asylum for a client fleeing Chinese persecution in Tibet. The three-year struggle included numerous logistical challenges and culminated with Ms. Megaris’s direct examination of the client.
  • While in law school, Ms. Megaris interned for the Honorable Loretta A. Preska of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

Bar Admissions

New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

Education

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2008

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2005

Practice Areas

  • Political Law

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