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Taylor Meehan has represented clients in all phases of litigation involving breach of contract and warranty disputes, trademark and false advertising disputes, patent disputes, and various matters involving the aerospace industry, complex technology, and other fields. She has also taken on constitutional issues in both the trial and appellate courts.

In 2016, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals appointed Ms. Meehan to brief and argue an en banc appeal involving the interpretation of a federal statute. Since then, Ms. Meehan has successfully petitioned the Seventh Circuit to halt the deposition of a high-ranking public official and filed briefs in opposition in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of clients successfully opposing certiorari petitions. She has also briefed issues ranging from antitrust exemptions to criminal law in various amicus curiae briefs.

Before joining Bartlit Beck, Ms. Meehan clerked for Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Between clerkships, Ms. Meehan handled appeals at a small Supreme Court boutique. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and proud to call Zionsville, Indiana her hometown.

Representative Matters

Endo Pharmaceutical Solutions Inc. v. Paddock Laboratories LLC (D. Del., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)
Counsel for Endo in ANDA litigation relating to Aveed® testosterone undecanoate injection. Complete victory for Endo.

GE v. Raytheon Technologies (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)
Counsel for Raytheon Technologies Corp. in inter partes review appeals involving Pratt & Whitney's new Geared Turbofan engine, engine architecture issues, and the threshold question of whether GE has standing to appeal adverse inter partes review decisions.

Kenyatta Brown v. Monaka Williams and John R. Baldwin (N.D. Ill.)
Pro bono counsel in civil rights action related to prison official's retaliation against Mr. Brown for exercising his First Amendment rights.

McCarthan v. FCI-Estill, Warden (U.S Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit)
Appointed by the en banc Eleventh Circuit to brief and argue as special amicus curiae in a case addressing when a federal prisoner may petition for writ of habeas corpus and the scope of the so-called “savings clause,” 28 U.S.C. § 2255(e). The en banc Eleventh Circuit adopted the statutory interpretation advanced in the amicus brief.

Pearson Family Foundation v. University of Chicago (N.D. Okla.)
Representing University of Chicago in dispute arising from $100 million grant agreement. Case is pending.

Spirit AeroSystems v. Boeing (Washington Superior Court, King County)
Represented Spirit AeroSystems in breach of contract dispute with Boeing relating to Boeing's underpayments and certain warranty claims associated with parts Spirit manufactured for Boeing aircraft. Shortly after Spirit defeated Boeing's motion to dismiss, the parties agreed to dismiss the suit.

Sycamore IP Holdings LLC v. AT&T Corp. et al. (E.D. Tex., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)
Trial and appellate counsel for Sycamore in patent infringement suit alleging infringement of a standard-essential patent covering method of encoding data for transmission over fiber optic telecommunications networks.

Whitford v. Gill (W.D. Wis., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit)
Trial counsel for the Wisconsin State Assembly in challenge to the state assembly districts enacted following the 2010 census. Appellate counsel in related interlocutory appeal that successfully limited written discovery and stayed the deposition of the Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly based on legislative privilege and Apex doctrines.

Education & Honors

The University of Chicago Law School, 2013, J.D., with High Honors

Order of the Coif

Kirkland & Ellis Scholar

Hinton Moot Court Competition, Llewellyn Cup Winner, 2012-2013

Lynde & Harry Bradley Student Fellowship, 2012-2013

John M. Olin Program in Law & Economics, 2011-2012

Tony Patiño Fellow, 2010-2013

University of Missouri, 2010, B.A. in History & B.J. in Journalism, summa cum laude

Clerkships

  • Honorable Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court, OT 2015
  • Honorable Clarence Thomas, United States Supreme Court, OT 2015
  • Honorable William H. Pryor Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2013-2014

Admissions

  • Illinois
    Washington D.C
  • U.S. Supreme Court 
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit   
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
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