Meghan K. Woodsome

Areas of Practice

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • Georgetown University: Bachelor of Arts in Government with minor concentrations in Spanish and Arabic, cum laude

Meghan Woodsome has developed a broad litigation practice representing clients ranging from multinational corporations to small businesses and individuals.  Her experience includes disputes over business contracts, financial fraud, termination, wage and hour claims, easements, leases, privacy, data security, and trade secrets.  Ms. Woodsome also has experience with class actions and contentious business dissolutions.  In addition, she counsels her clients on employment, privacy, and other risk-related matters.

Meghan Woodsome began her legal career in the San Francisco offices of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, practicing in the firm’s Financial Services Department.  While at O’Melveny, Ms. Woodsome accrued extensive experience in civil litigation and case management while cultivating a substantive focus in data security and privacy.  On the criminal side, Ms. Woodsome worked as a staff attorney in the Santa Barbara County Office of the Public Defender.  Additionally, Ms. Woodsome has experience in the nonprofit realm having worked and consulted for multiple nonprofit institutions.

Meghan obtained both her juris doctor and bachelor’s degrees with honors from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  As a law student, Ms. Woodsome represented indigent clients in the D.C. Superior Court and before the United States Parole Commission, trying multiple cases against the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.  She also completed clerkships with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission, the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Office of the Public Defender for Alexandria, VA.

  • Santa Barbara Education Foundation, Chair of Development Committee
  • Member of International Association of Privacy Professionals

Certified Information Privacy Professional (“CIPP-US”) Certificate from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”)

  • Successfully represented successor trustee at trial and on appeal regarding proper treatment of lifetime payments made to settlor’s children when trust documents silent on the issue
  • Represents IT service company in multi-million contract dispute with multinational software company
  • Litigated and ultimately resolved civil litigation arising out of long-running Ponzi scheme
  • Represents entrepreneur in eight-figure lawsuit for misappropriation under California Uniform Trade Secrets Act in federal district court and the Ninth Circuit
  • State of California
  • Central District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • Georgetown University: Bachelor of Arts in Government with minor concentrations in Spanish and Arabic, cum laude