Megan Whitehill is Counsel in the New York office of Buckley LLP. Ms. Whitehill represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of enforcement and litigation matters, as well as internal investigations.
Ms. Whitehill’s recent representations include:
- A mortgage servicer in a False Claims Act (FCA) investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York regarding mortgage lending and servicing practices, resulting in a decision by the government not to intervene in the relator’s underlying action
- Multiple indirect auto finance companies in state attorneys general investigations into subprime auto loan origination and securitization practices
- A university in state and federal court litigation brought by professors and students
- An auto finance company in a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) investigation into loan servicing practices, resulting in a declination
Prior to joining Buckley, Ms. Whitehill was a litigation Associate at an AmLaw 100 firm, where she focused on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) enforcement matters as well as commercial litigation cases. She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).
Ms. Whitehill received her J.D. from Temple University in 2013 (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif). During law school, she was a member of the Temple Law Review. Ms. Whitehill received her B.A. from Villanova University in 2010 (cum laude).
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 5, 2021) – Buckley LLP today announced the promotion of three associates to counsel and one to senior counsel, effective Jan. 1. The attorneys are from the firm’s Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., offices. “Kate, Steve, Megan, and Tom have consistently done outstanding...Press Releases
"New 9th Circ. rulings may restrict McGill Rule's scope" by Fredrick S. Levin, James McGuire, Ali M. Abugheida, and Megan E. Whitehill (Law360)
In the 2017 McGill v. Citibank NA decision, the California Supreme Court held that any arbitration clause that bars a plaintiff from seeking public injunctive relief in any forum is unenforceable. The so-called McGill rule has become a central feature of the California arbitration landscape, and...Articles
"The False Claims Act seal: Does it bind and gag the defendant?" by Andrew W. Schilling and Megan E. Whitehill (Business Crimes Bulletin)
A company that finds itself the target of a federal fraud investigation often faces the fraught question of whether it may, or even must, disclose the existence of that investigation to third parties, such as its investors, shareholders, major creditors, or insurers. The question can be even more...Articles
Andrew W. Schilling and Megan E. Whitehill Authored a Law360 Article, "Revisiting Bishop In Light Of Escobar"
Last year, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York handed the banking industry some much-needed ammunition to fight back against False Claims Act suits premised on broad certifications of compliance. Specifically, in Bishop v. Wells Fargo & Co ., the court affirmed the dismissal of a...Articles
Marshall T. Bell and Megan E. Whitehill Authored a Law360 Article, "Ability-To-Repay Enforcement Comes To Auto Finance"
In recent years, regulators and enforcement agencies have eagerly exercised their authority to prosecute what they perceive as unfair or deceptive acts and practices (UDAPs). Unfortunately for the auto finance industry, these regulators and agencies show no sign of tapping the brakes on such...Articles
- J.D., Temple University, 2013 (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)
- B.A., Villanova University, 2010 (cum laude)
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Western District of New York