Megha Shah

Megha Shah is a litigator and a member of Nixon Peabody’s Commercial Litigation practice group. She represents clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in antitrust, financial services, product liability and commercial and class action litigation matters in both state and federal court. Megha handles each matter with an efficient, problem solving approach, constantly keeping the business needs of her clients top of mind through all phases of litigation.

What do you focus on?


I represent clients in antirust matters ranging from civil to investigative for life sciences companies and health care providers involving the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act. I recently represented a hospital against claims brought by an outpatient surgery center as a result of an alleged exclusive contract relationship. Also, I represented a large pharmaceutical plant in both a criminal and civil antitrust matter that involved the Department of Justice and an investigation with the Federal Trade Commission.

Financial Services

I defend clients against alleged violations of securities laws or financial industry regulations in litigation and government investigations. I also regularly advise clients on SEC, FINRA and financial industry regulations, including the Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act. I have represented banks, broker dealers and RIAs in defending and prosecuting complex financial services litigation.

Product Liability

I develop and implement defense strategies for clients facing product liability actions throughout the United States. I work to favorably resolve disputes on behalf of manufacturers in a wide range of industries by working to identify creative and proactive approaches to early resolution of claims while simultaneously preparing for trial.

What do you see on the horizon?

The development of new technologies not only changes how we litigate, but adds concerns for clients on what we litigate. For example, as social media and personal assistant devices like Alexa or Google Home become an increasingly dominant part of day-to-day life, privacy concerns become equally paramount. I’m fascinated by the impact that blockchain technology will have on innovation and am closely watching the impact government regulation and oversight will have on cryptocurrencies.


  • Moderator, “Demonstratives: Dos, Don’ts, & Design,” American Bar Association, February 2018, Webinar
  • Presenter, “Private Securities Actions, Customer Arbitrations, Federal Laws and Litigation, State Blue Sky Laws and Litigation,” Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2017

Cryptocurrency class action lawsuit alleges security violations

Rochester Business Journal | May 11, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Chicago commercial litigation associate Megha Shah authored this column about a recent class action lawsuit brought against cryptocurrency company NANO and its team, and the future implications the decision may have for Blockchain companies.


Megha Shah



Phone: 312-977-9205

Fax: 844-741-1026

University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D.

Loyola University Chicago, B.A., cum laude



U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Megha was selected to the Illinois Rising Star list in 2017 and 2018.

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