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Meagan Sue O'Dell

Associate

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9649
Fax: (310) 551-8498
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Meagan Sue O’Dell is an associate in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth's Downtown Los Angeles office.

Ms. O’Dell has defended numerous employers in state and federal court on a broad array of single plaintiff matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, and wrongful termination. She also has experience defending wage and hour class actions and complex discrimination matters. She has successfully negotiated settlements and dismissals of these matters on her client's behalf, as well as disposed of matters at the summary judgment stage.  Ms. O’Dell has second-chair arbitration experience, and is proficient in court proceedings, having argued a variety of motions on her clients’ behalf.

Ms. O’Dell was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International and Comparative Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, as well as an Editor of the Seventh Circuit Review. She was a member of the International Law Moot Court Honor Society and finished as a regional quarter finalist in the Jessup Moot Court Competition. She participated in the Bucerius Law School International Business and Law Program in Hamburg, Germany, and externed for the Honorable Justice Terrence J. Lavin of the Illinois Appellate Court while in law school.

Meagan Sue O’Dell is an associate in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth's Downtown Los Angeles office.

Ms. O’Dell has defended numerous employers in state and federal court on a broad array of single plaintiff matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, and wrongful termination. She also has experience defending wage and hour class actions and complex discrimination matters. She has successfully negotiated settlements and dismissals of these matters on her client's behalf, as well as disposed of matters at the summary judgment stage.  Ms. O’Dell has second-chair arbitration experience, and is proficient in court proceedings, having argued a variety of motions on her clients’ behalf.

Ms. O’Dell was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International and Comparative Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, as well as an Editor of the Seventh Circuit Review. She was a member of the International Law Moot Court Honor Society and finished as a regional quarter finalist in the Jessup Moot Court Competition. She participated in the Bucerius Law School International Business and Law Program in Hamburg, Germany, and externed for the Honorable Justice Terrence J. Lavin of the Illinois Appellate Court while in law school.

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law (2011)
    Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International and Comparative Law
    Editor, The Seventh Circuit Review

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California

Publications

  • "What Does Speed Have To Do With It?: An Analysis of the Application of the Speedy Trial Act," Seventh Circuit Review (2010)