Email: mchristner@carlsoncaspers.com

Phone: 612.436.9640

Megan practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent and trade secret litigation and counseling. She has worked on technologies from a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and medical devices.

After obtaining her Chemical Engineering degree, Megan took a system engineering position at a leading U.S.-based global manufacturer of food brands.  In that role, she served as a product line lead and managed a variety of research and development initiatives at the plant level.  Her work with new products and technologies inspired her to earn her J.D. with a focus in intellectual property.

While in law school, Megan spent two years as an intellectual property law clerk, where she gained valuable patent prosecution experience. Through her service on a committee for creating university policies that drive intellectual property creation, she developed an in-depth understanding of the legal landscape surrounding university research, technology, and intellectual property development.

Megan is fluent in Spanish. She is passionate about community involvement and has served as both a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and a coach for Girls on the Run.


University of Iowa College of Law
J.D., conferred with high distinction
Order of the Coif
Note and Comment Editor, Iowa Journal of Corporation Law

Iowa State University
B.S., Chemical Engineering
Minor, Spanish
Magna cum laude


Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office