Megan C. Moore

Megan C. Moore

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP
 | 1401 McKinney St, Suite 2250
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713-652-9000
Fax: 713-652-9800
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Megan Moore is a commercial litigator and a key member of the Rusty Hardin trial team. Her experience includes a weeks-long federal trial with several hundred million dollars at stake. She’s achieved favorable results in a host of cases in industries such as medical, manufacturing, mortgage, real estate, energy, pharmaceutical, financial, and technology. Her clients have included both plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes, matters involving breach of contract and fiduciary duty, and employment disputes. While her philosophy is to work to resolve problems as quickly as possible, she will not hesitate to bring matters into the courtroom if that’s what’s required.

    Moore’s experience covers all aspects of trial work, including managing extensive e-discovery, arguing motions, and preparing witnesses. She has played important roles in achieving or defending against temporary restraining orders and injunctions for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court. Moore has also provided general advice and counsel to employers and has drafted non-compete and non-disclosure agreements and employee handbooks. She has been appointed attorney or guardian ad litem in federal court cases and has written appellate briefs in both state and federal courts.

    Before joining Rusty Hardin & Associates, Moore spent nearly six years at the commercial litigation & employment law firm of Hoover Kernell LLP in Houston and before that practiced at a litigation boutique. She also served as law clerk to the U.S. District Judge Melinda Harmon in the Southern District of Texas. Moore earned her law degree at the University of Houston Law Center. She is licensed to practice in the State of Texas, as well as the U.S. district courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western districts of Texas.

    About Megan Moore

    Admitted: 2006, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.rustyhardin.com/our-team/megan-moore/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Court Admissions: U.S. Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western districts of Texas

    Representative Clients:

    • Drafted and argued opposition to a motion for summary judgment in a case involving allegations of breach of contract, tortious interference, business disparagement, fraud, and conspiracy over the sale of a landscape company. The motion for summary judgement was denied.
    • Member of legal team that represented a Louisiana nail supply company in a breach of fiduciary duty case involving injunctive relief and a receivership. Case settled favorably following the dissolution of the injunction against the client.
    • Second chair at a bench trial in Harris County state court defending a property management company and its principals against claims of employment discrimination, retaliation, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Prevailed on all claims at trial and successfully defended the judgment on appeal.
    • Represented several municipal employees, including City Managers, City Administrators, and a City Attorney, in employment disputes regarding breach of their employment contracts.
    • Obtained substantial payment and other favorable settlement terms for clients in an LLC member dispute in the courthouse and just before beginning a temporary injunction hearing, which followed two weeks of expedited written discovery, large document productions, and multiple depositions.
    • Appointed Attorney Ad Litem to represent minor claimants of life insurance proceeds in a federal interpleader action involving a homicide investigation.
    • Member of trial team in a case before the Delaware Court of Chancery.  Prior to trial, Ms. Moore deposed numerous witnesses across the county, assisted in drafting extensive pre-trial briefing, and prepared the client for trial examination.
    • Defended an inland marine transportation company against claims of discrimination and retaliation under the Federal Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act brought by a former employee who had been with the company for 18 years.  In connection with the FMLA claims, she drafted and argued a motion to dismiss, which the federal district court granted from the bench.
    • Defending publicly traded oil and gas company in $100 million dispute arising from operations of Participation Agreements and Joint Operating Agreements in North Dakota.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Texas, BA with honors, Plan II Honors, 2003
    • University of Houston Law Center, JD, 2006

    Industry Groups

    • Banking
    • Construction
    • Financial
    • Health Care
    • Manufacturing
    • Oil And Gas
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Real Estate
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    Office Location for Megan C. Moore

    1401 McKinney St
    Suite 2250
    Houston, TX 77010

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    Last Updated: 10/23/2020

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