Megan Alicia Behrman is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department.

Ms. Behrman represents a wide range of clients, including individuals, start-up companies, financial institutions, and multinational corporations. She has defended issuers and underwriters in securities class actions in state and federal courts; represented clients facing civil conspiracy, fraud, and other intentional misconduct allegations; brought and defended breach of contract claims; led internal investigations; and interfaced with various foreign and domestic regulators.

Ms. Behrman also maintains an active pro bono practice. She has represented immigrants seeking asylum, victims of domestic abuse, and prisoners subjected to unconstitutional conditions of confinement.

Ms. Behrman served on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee from 2020-2022 and currently is a member of the Training & Career Enhancement Committee. 

Ms. Behrman received her JD from Harvard Law School and her BA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Behrman clerked for Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Ms. Behrman is the author of “When Gangs Go Viral: Using Social Media and Surveillance Cameras to Enhance Gang Databases,” Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, 2015.

Ms. Behrman’s experience includes representing:

  • A lender to a Ponzi scheme facing conspiracy and aiding and abetting fraud claims in multiple cases filed across the country and internationally. Three of the domestic cases were dismissed on standing grounds. The international court adopted all of Latham’s and its co-counsel’s arguments and discharged a prior ex parte order allowing the plaintiffs to serve the defendant outside of the jurisdiction, ending the case.
  • An American conglomerate and individual defendants in several securities class actions in New York state and federal courts alleging tens of billions of dollars in claimed damages, as well as in related regulatory investigations. Several of the cases have been dismissed with prejudice.
  • A major financial institution in a securities class action in New York state court.
  • Lead underwriters in a securities class action filed in Texas state court.
  • A leading fitness technology company in a high-profile consumer class action under the New York General Business Laws. The court denied class certification.
  • A clinical-stage biotechnology start-up company and individual defendants in a securities class action in Massachusetts federal court.
  • A talent matching start-up company in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, conspiracy, and theft of trade secrets.
  • A leading international bank in an internal investigation and root-cause analysis of its losses related to the widely reported collapse of a family office, as well as in subsequent related dealings with global regulators.
  • A global bank in an internal investigation into trading activity across hundreds of its subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as in subsequent interactions with various regulators.
  • Equity holders of a medical-device manufacturer in an earn-out dispute against its large pharmaceutical acquirer.
  • A former prison inmate in a pro bono 8th Amendment federal jury trial.

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2015
  • BA in Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
    summa cum laude