Megan Reif is a staff attorney in Cohen Milstein’s Civil Rights & Employment practice. She is a litigator with experience in all aspects of litigation from case investigation through trial. She takes a hands-on approach to working with clients, guiding them through the sometimes unfamiliar and daunting legal system to successfully prepare them for testifying at depositions and trial. She works closely with economic and statistical experts to support the certification of class claims and sophisticated damages analyses. Ms. Reif has had the honor of representing clients in recent successful settlements challenging alleged racial discrimination in hiring and obtaining insurance coverage for gender-affirming healthcare.
Previously, Megan was a law fellow at Cohen Milstein working in the Civil Rights & Employment Practice Group.
Before joining Cohen Milstein, Megan was a Fair Housing and Community Development Fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. During her fellowship, she worked on litigation and fair housing policy, including authoring Assessments of Fair Housing, which analyze demographic data, local policies, and relevant laws to identify barriers to fair housing and potential solutions. She also worked as co-counsel with the Civil Rights & Employment team on Long Island Housing Services, Inc. v. NPS Holiday Square LLC (E.D.N.Y.) prior to joining the firm.
Megan speaks on fair housing issues. In 2019, she spoke on a panel discussing “Gentrification, Affordable Housing and Eviction: Defining the Impacts on Low Income,” as a part of Ecumenical Advocacy Days.
During law school, Megan was the recipient of the F. Hodge O’Neal Corporate Law Award and was the Media and Symposium Editor of Global Studies Law Review.
Washington Council of Lawyers
- District of Columbia
- Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2017
- University of Iowa, B.A., summa cum laude, 2014
Fair Housing and Community Development Fellow, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (2017 – 2020)
Civil Rights & Employment Law Fellow, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC (2021 – 2022)