Megan Knize

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Los Angeles, California



Megan's practice focuses primarily on employment and consumer class actions as well as complex litigation. Megan joined the firm following private practice with a large law firm in San Francisco and three year-long judicial clerkships, including with state and federal trial court judges in Southern California. As a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl, of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Complex Litigation Division, Megan drafted bench memoranda and orders for a variety of complicated, high-stakes cases. Megan also spent a year clerking for the Honorable James V. Selna, of the Central District of California, where she drafted orders in cases ranging from employment disputes to multi-district consumer class actions. Most recently, Megan served as Court Counsel to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau, an island-nation in the Western Pacific Ocean, where she drafted opinions and orders and advised the Court's Justices on a range of trial court and appellate disputes. Megan has also provided legal services for California Rural Legal Assistance, the San Francisco Diversity & Justice Center, and the European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest, Hungary. During law school, Megan served for three years on the Board of Directors of the King Hall Legal Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing equal access of underserved populations to the legal system. She was also the Editor in Chief of the UC Davis Law Review and of The Stanford Daily, the daily newspaper of Stanford University.

Megan currently serves on the California State Bar's Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform.


  • Supreme Court, Republic of Palau
  • The Honorable James V. Selna United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • The Honorable Carolyn B. Kuhl, Los Angeles Superior Court, Complex Litigation Division

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment
  • Class Actions

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2008


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D., Concentration in Public Service
    • Law Review: UC Davis Law Review, Editor in Chief
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California
    • B.A
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: American Studies

Published Works

  • The Pen Is Mightier: Rethinking the Gladiator Ethos of Student-Edited Law Reviews, 44 McGeorge Law Review 309 , 2013
  • On Being Very Afraid: Why We Need a Consistent Evidentiary Standard for Asylum Seekers, 12 Appalachian Journal of Law 123, 2012
  • Payday Lending In Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi: Toward Effective Protections for Borrowers, 69 Louisiana L. Rev. 318, 2009


  • French