Megan E. Woodward
Megan’s practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, private equity financings, joint ventures, securitizations, entity formation and structuring, commercial contract drafting for national and international transactions, and general corporate law.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Megan was a commercial transactions and entities associate at a Delaware-based law firm. There, among other things, she drafted and negotiated UCC perfection and entity opinions, financing statements, security instruments, and formation documents for Fortune 500 companies and other US and foreign clients in transactions including: international legacy airline financings; refinancings of two international restaurant franchises and an international entertainment conglomerate; a hedge fund acquisition of a national retail chain; private equity firm acquisitions in multi-level financings of 900+ property portfolios; and multi-iteration REIT financings.
Publications, Presentations & Recognitions
Megan’s publications include:
“Federal Reserve Expands Scope and Eligibility of Main Street Lending Program,” Arent Fox Alert, Co-Author, November 9, 2020
“Update: Federal Reserve Expands Scope and Eligibility of Main Street Lending Program,” Arent Fox Alert, Co-Author, November 5, 2020
“Employment Best Practices for Hotel Operators During the Pandemic,” Arent Fox Alert, Co-Author, October 27, 2020
“Indoor Farming Start-Up To Go Public Following Merger With SPAC,” Arent Fox Alert, Co-Author, October 7, 2020
“Fed Once Again Expands Main Street Lending Program for Hotel Owners and Operators,” Arent Fox Alert, Co-Author, June 22, 2020
“Fed Expands Scope of Main Street Lending Program, Updates Benefits for Hotel Owners and Operators,” Arent Fox Alert, Co-Author, May 8, 2020
“Hotel Operators: Here’s How the Main Street Lending Program Can Help,” Arent Fox Alert, Co-Author, April 12, 2020
- “State Law Requirements for Electronic Shareholder Meetings: Participation and Notice,” Arent Fox Alert, Co-Author, April 10, 2020
- “Bumping Up The Competition: The Influence of IEX’s Speed Bump in US Financial Markets,” Author, May 6, 2018
“The Need for Speed: Regulatory Approaches to High Frequency Trading in the United States and the European Union,” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 50, No. 5, 2017, Author, November 1, 2017
Life Beyond the Law
During her free time, Megan enjoys running, ballroom dancing, singing, and traveling with her fiancé.
Bar & Court Admissions
- Delaware Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolJD,2018Vanderbilt University Law School,Law & Business Certificate,2018The College of William & MaryBA,2015