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Megha Shah


Megha Shah applies her legal skills to anticipate clients’ needs to find an effective and efficient solution in high stakes matters in the constantly evolving securities industry and this generation’s legal atmosphere.


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


J.D, University of North Carolina School of Law, 2013

  • Dean's List

B.A., International Studies and Communication Studies, Loyola University - Chicago, cum laude, 2010


Megha Shah’s legal practice focuses on complex commercial litigation involving class actions, defending clients against alleged violations of securities laws or industry regulations in litigation, and assisting in transactional drafting and advising of securities offerings.

Megha’s experiences require her expertise in Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Securities Act, Securities and Exchange Act, and the accompanying SEC, FINRA, and financial industry regulations.

Megha’s legal career has taken her across the country and the world, handing trial preparation and speaking on topics including international arbitration, prosecutorial discretion, international law issues including state sovereignty. She brings state and federal court experience in complex civil litigation to her practice, along with an efficient, problem solving approach. To her transactional practice, Megha brings a unique perspective that helps identify potential litigations issues in deals before they arise to secure creative solutions to avoid future litigation.

Megha’s practice includes matters related to securities law, and she has participated in depositions and investigations for clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, at the trial and appellate levels. Before joining the firm, Megha successfully assisted in securing a favorable jury verdict after a three week long trial in Syracuse, New York.

While in law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Megha was a member of the Holderness Moot Court Team and competed at the Jessup tournament and competed with the Middle Temple Inn of Court in London, England. She was on the executive board of the International and Comparative Law Organization, participating in an internationally broadcasted conference connected with the International Criminal Court at The Hague, The Netherlands. She conceptualized and created a conference regarding trends in international arbitration at the International Commercial Arbitration Center in Milan, Italy. She lectured on the same topic at the American University in Rome.

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois Defense Counsel, Business Law Committee vice chair 
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Securities Section whip
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Community/Civic Activities

  • United Way

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation and Securities Litigation, 2017

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Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • The Securities Law Cram: A Legal Review for Both Litigation and Transaction Practitioners
    Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, February 23, 2017

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