Megan (Woodward) Daily
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 ArentFox Schiff, 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
- “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
- “Deconstructing & Negotiating Buy-Sell Agreements,” MCLE New England, Conference (Oct. 12, 2023)
- “Understanding the Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations: An Eight-Part Business Law Course for Nonprofit Leaders – How the Law Impacts Your Nonprofit Organization: What’s in a Contract and Why,” DC Bar Pro Bono Center, DC Department of Small & Local Business Development (DSLBD), and DC Small Business Development Center (DCSBDC), Webinar (recurring annually 2021 - 2023)
- "What’s in a Contract and Why,” DC Bar Pro Bono Center, DC Department of Small & Local Business Development (DSLBD), and DC Small Business Development Center (DCSBDC), Webinar (recurring annually 2021 - 2023)
Megan was a recipient of the ArentFox Schiff Roger Pascal Pro Bono Award in April 2023. She has also been featured in Washington Lawyer multiple times for her efforts with the DC Pro Bono Center. Megan's volunteer work with the DC Bar Pro Bono Center’s Nonprofit & Small Business Legal Assistance Programs was highlighted by the Washington Council of Lawyers in 2023, which noted how she has educated and provided legal assistance to hundreds of small businesses and nonprofits.
Life Beyond the Law
During her free time, Megan is an avid theater-goer and enjoys ballroom dancing, singing, traveling with her husband, and running while pushing her dog, Bowie, in his running stroller.
Bar & Court Admissions
- Delaware Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
Vanderbilt University Law School, JD, 2018Vanderbilt University Law School, Law & Business Certificate, 2018The College of William & Mary, BA, 2015