Megan Labgold represents clients in complex international and domestic disputes before arbitral tribunals and U.S. federal courts.
A registered patent attorney, Megan counsels multi-national clients on issues including freedom-to-operate, infringement, invalidity and enforceability. She is a member of the firm's patent litigation practice, playing an active role in cases before United States District Courts and in appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Her experience in international commercial arbitration is unparalleled. She has served as counsel in arbitration proceedings under a range of institutional rules including, inter alia, the ICC, FAA, HKIAC as well as ad hoc proceedings. She has played a substantive role in numerous high-value international arbitrations, participating from the pre-filing development phase of the case through final hearings, including participating in in-person and remote hearings in arbitrations seated in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York. In addition to her role as counsel, she has served as Tribunal Secretary in a complex arbitration that included claims of patent infringement, breach of confidentiality and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Megan actively supports the international commercial arbitration community. She is an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University, College of Law (FIU), where she teaches international commercial arbitration, serves as a Coach for FIU's International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team, and publishes on issues pertinent to international arbitration.
Megan earned her J.D. from FIU, where she graduated cum laude. As a member of FIU's International Commercial Arbitration Moot team, she participated in the 26th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. While at FIU, she earned FIU's Intellectual Property Certificate and participated in the USPTO's Law School Clinic Certification Program, which allowed law school students to practice patent and/or trademark law under supervision before the USPTO on a pro bono basis.
- The Florida Bar
- United States Patent & Trademark Office (Reg. No. 77,471)
- JD, Florida International University (2019)
- BA in Biology, West Virginia University (2016)
Publications & Events
- Co-author, “Should I Arbitrate My Patent Dispute?" (2022) Kluwer Arbitration Blog, http://arbitrationblog.kluwerarbitration.com/2022/11/29/should-i-arbitrate-my-patent-dispute/
- Co-author, “Comparison in Practice between 'Japanese' Arbitration and Foreign Arbitration”, Japan Commercial Arbitration Journal, Vol 3, 18-30 
- Co-Author, “Authority To Order A Remote Hearing Over A Party Objection: A Model Law Perspective", World Arbitration and Mediation Review (WAMR) 2019, Vol. 13, No. 1, (published December 2020)
Professional Community Involvement
- Adjunct Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law, International Commercial Arbitration
- Coach, Florida International University College of Law's Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team
- Arbitrator, Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna)
- Arbitrator, Annual Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Hong Kong)
- Associate, ICDR Young and International Section
- Moot Alumni Association (MAA)
- International Council for Commercial Arbitration - Young ICCA
- Institute for Transnational Arbitration - Young ITA
- ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
- Thailand Arbitration Center - Young THAC
- International Commercial Arbitration
- Patent Litigation
- Patent Arbitration
- Life Sciences Arbitration
- Patent Opinions & Counselling
- Practice before the USPTO
- Unfair Competition Litigation and Arbitration