Megan S. Goddard

Of Counsel

Focus
Employment Discrimination and Related Litigation
Email
mgoddard@nmllplaw.com
Phone
212-736-4500
Fax
212-736-2260
Office
New York, New York

Megan is an employment discrimination lawyer dedicated to ensuring equal opportunities in the workplace. Described by clients as “perceptive,” “hard-working,” “responsive,” “supportive,” and “determined to win,” she represents employees who have been victims of sexual harassment, pregnancy, gender, race, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, and retaliation discrimination. She frequently handles cases in New York state and federal courts, and has also represented clients in other states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and California.

Megan’s clients include employees discriminated against in a wide range of circumstances and professions. Her clients’ occupations have included the following:

  • Hourly factory worker
  • Manager in the hospitality industry
  • Executive in the insurance industry
  • Hospital workers: doctor, nurse, mental health counselor
  • Executive assistant
  • Lawyer
  • Grocery store worker
  • Teacher
  • Truck driver
  • Fashion industry worker
  • Accountant
  • Sales professional
  • Hostess/bar server
  • Pharmaceutical industry professional
  • Child care provider

While Megan does not seek media for client cases, some major media outlets have chosen to cover selected cases. These outlets include The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and the UK’s Daily Mail, as well as regional and industry-specific publications.

Committed to advocating for equal opportunities in the workplace, Megan is a leader of the National Employment Lawyers Association’s New York chapter, a 350-member organization for employment discrimination attorneys. She currently serves on the association’s Executive Board, and as a member of the Gender Discrimination Committee.

From time to time, she counsels employers on compliance with prevailing state and federal employment laws. Megan’s aptitude for employment discrimination litigation stems in part from her strong training and background in business litigation.

She is a long-time volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is heavily involved in various other philanthropic endeavors throughout New York City. In addition to being Of Counsel to Nesenoff & Miltenberg, Megan is the principal of Goddard Law, LLC.

Education

  • Tulane Law School, J.D. cum laude and member, Tulane Law Review
  • University of Missouri, B.A.

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
  • National Employment Lawyers Association of New York
    • Member, Executive Board
    • Member, Gender Discrimination Committee
  • Member, New York Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Volunteer, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

“Megan counseled me through several very emotional and personal decisions involving my previous employer. Her advice was always sound and ultimately resulted in an outcome that I never thought possible.”
  – Client in gender discrimination case

“I always felt confident that Megan had MY best interest at heart… above board, straightforward… which was greatly appreciated.”
  – Client in age discrimination and Family Medical Leave Act retaliation case

“After speaking with a handful of lawyers, I decided to go with Megan. And I am so glad I did! Megan and her office are prompt, responsive and thorough. Even though the litigation process can be unnerving in and of itself, Megan was an absolute pleasure to work with and only a quick email away. Her every step was calculated and perceptive: she is a source of sharp insight and intelligence. Megan balances the fine art of law smarts and street smarts. She helped me settle for an amount far higher than other lawyers thought the case was worth. And helped me close a long, drawn-out chapter, enabling me to feel vindicated and empowered in the end. Megan is someone you definitely want on your side.”
  – Client in pregnancy discrimination case

“When I first met with Megan… I was very nervous about standing up to my former employer. Megan was incredibly supportive and inspiring, and helped me find the confidence that I needed to tell my story the right way. As we moved forward with my case, I felt fortunate to have Megan on my side — she was always responsive, helpful, hard-working, and determined to win. Thanks to Megan’s guidance, we achieved the best possible outcome, which I know I couldn’t have done without her!”
  – Client in employment discrimination case

“Without Megan Goddard, I don’t think I could ever have stood up to my employer. Her knowledge and support gave me the confidence I needed to stand up for myself. I would recommend Megan to anyone. She helped me to understand the laws and my rights, and ultimately helped me to win a case I never thought I could.”
  – Client in pregnancy and gender discrimination case