Maegan M. Gorham joined Lane & Waterman in 2018. Her practice focuses primarily on general business matters, employment, and education law. She assists corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities with formation and governance, commercial contract drafting and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and compliance matters. Maegan also assists partners and clients and with civil litigation in commercial and employment matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Maegan worked as a director in higher education for over 10 years, as the executive director of a national not-for-profit organization, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business and St. Ambrose University. She also interned for Judge Sara Darrow in the U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois and for Justice Thomas D. Waterman in the Iowa Supreme Court.
Monmouth College (B.A., 2002)
St. Ambrose University (Master’s in Organizational Leadership, 2010)
Illinois State University (Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, 2015)
University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 2017)
Iowa – 2018
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa – 2018
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa – 2018
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois – 2018
Illinois – 2019
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Education Law Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Iowa State Bar Association
Member, Rock Island County Bar Association
Member, Scott County Bar Association
Member, The Dillon American Inn of Court, Chapter of the American Inns of Court Foundation
Board Member, Bettendorf Public Library Foundation
Board Member, Scott County Regional Authority Board
A Democracy, If We Can Keep It: Democratic Engagement Policy in Higher Education, ProQuest Dissertation, Illinois State University, 2015
Democratic Engagement Policy, Education Law Association Conference Paper, 2017
Separation Agreements and Non-Compete Agreements, Iowa State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Seminar, 2020
Law in the Time of COVID, Dillon Inn of Court, 2021
State and Federal Mandates and Bans: Lessons Learned for Employers and School Districts, Scott County Bar Association, 2021
Illinois Employment Law: Recent and Upcoming Changes: Rock Island County Bar Association, 2022
The Iowa State Bar Association has named five Lane & Waterman attorneys to their 2022 ISBA Pro Bono Honor Roll.
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The law contains various provisions that impact employers. One of those provisions is a program requiring employers to fully subsidize COBRA coverage for eligible individuals from April 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021.
By: Maegan Gorham Governor Kim Reynolds announced today, Monday, April […]