- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
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- 227 West Monroe Street
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- Chicago, IL, 60606
- United States
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- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
- Litigation Support & Consulting Services
- Trial Services
Megan O’Leary is a Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. Ms. O’Leary is in the Trial Services practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. Ms. O’Leary is an expert in communication consulting for litigation matters and specializes in the visualization of complex legal and technical concepts through the use of clear and compelling demonstratives.
Since 2004, Ms. O’Leary has consulted on hundreds of matters, working with many of North America’s top law firms. Her background in mechanical engineering enables her to specialize in energy, intellectual property, trademark, and product liability matters; however, she has consulted on almost every major area of litigation.
Ms. O’Leary has lead engagements for international and domestic arbitrations and bench trials, domestic jury trials, mediations, technology tutorials, regulatory proceedings, trial simulations, and focus group presentations, as well as Markman, summary judgment, class certification, ITC and Presidential Commission hearings.
Her client list includes Baker Botts; Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott; Brinks Gilson & Lione; Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft; Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg; Dentons; the Department of Justice; Dickstein Shapiro; Foley & Lardner; Jenner & Block; Kirkland & Ellis; Schiff Hardin; Sidley Austin; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Weil Gotshal & Manges; and Winston & Strawn.
Ms. O’Leary was the lead demonstrative consultant/project manager for the Chief Counsel team of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. She worked directly with the Chief Counsel Fred Bartlit and Deputy Chief Counsels Sean Grimsley and Sambhav Sankar, assisting in their investigation and presentation to the Presidential Commission regarding the root causes of the 2010 BP oil spill disaster. Other notable cases include: Bruce Saffran, MD v. Johnson & Johnson; Chicago Loop Parking v. City of Chicago; Ventas, Inc. v. HCP, Inc; U.S. F & G v. Soco West, Inc., et al.; The Chamberlain Group, Inc. and Johnson Controls Interiors LLC v. Lear Corp.; McDavid, Inc., et al. v. Nike USA, Inc.; U.S.A. v. Ameren Missouri; and In re Certain Refrigerators and Components thereof.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. O’Leary was a Social Media Analytics Manager at Leo Burnett, an international marketing and advertising firm, and a Design Director and Animation Art Director for TrialGraphix, a national litigation consulting firm.