Millicent Sims Meroney (formerly Lundburg) is a partner in the San Francisco office of O’Hagan Meyer and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group. Her practice is dedicated to defending companies in employment, intellectual property, and business litigation. With more than twenty-five years of experience, she has defended employers of all sizes in many industries. She has developed a particular expertise working with venture-backed technology companies at all stages of existence, from those in their infancy with an angel investor to publicly traded companies.
Ms. Meroney has defended employers in single-plaintiff case, cases with multiple plaintiffs, collective actions, and class actions alleging employment law related claims including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and breach of contract.
Her practice includes extensive work in the misappropriation of trade secrets arena with the often-related claims of breach of covenants not to compete, covenants not to solicit, and confidentiality provisions. She has successfully prosecuted and defended TROs, preliminary injunctions, and permanent injunctions in both federal and state courts throughout California and Texas. She has assisted with such actions in several other states.
Ms. Meroney provides preventative counseling to employers regarding all employment practices, including drafting and auditing employee handbooks, auditing a company’s employment practices, presenting managing within the law supervisor seminars, presenting sexual harassment prevention seminars, conducting workplace investigations, and evaluating termination decisions. She has developed a keen business acumen and offers clients practical advice and insights leading to business decisions made with a goal to avoid unnecessary expense and litigation.
Ms. Meroney regularly represents senior executives as they join and exit companies in negotiations of employment and severance agreements addressing stock option grants, acceleration of option vesting, change of control provisions, covenants not to compete or solicit, and confidential information and trade secret provisions.