University of California,
Los Angeles, B.A.
University of California,
Hastings College of the Law, J.D.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
District of Arizona
Eastern District of California
Central District of California
Northern District of California
Southern District of California
Megan Cesare-Eastman is Of Counsel at Conrad & Metlitzky. Megan is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer and has litigated complex civil cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. Megan’s broad litigation experience includes consumer protection, class action defense, technology privacy and security, contract disputes, intellectual property, trade secrets, trademark, product liability, employment, environmental law, real property disputes, and public integrity.
Megan is a former prosecuting Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, where she served as lead trial counsel on cases involving civil enforcement, public integrity, and cutting-edge sharing economy issues. As a member of the Affirmative Litigation Task Force, Megan helped define San Francisco’s strategy for bringing consumer protection lawsuits on behalf of the City of San Francisco and the State of California. Megan’s 2017 accomplishments include a $2.7 million verdict for her client after a three month trial, with a subsequent additional award of millions of dollars in attorney’s fees. She also successfully defended the San Francisco International Airport in a multi-million dollar contract dispute.
Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office, Megan represented business clients in commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings at K&L Gates, including as both trial and appellate counsel. Megan successfully represented a class of prison inmates as trial counsel against the State of California, forcing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to change its use of force and disciplinary policies after an extended trial. See Coleman v. Brown, 938 F. Supp. 2d 955 (E.D. Cal. 2013); Coleman v. Brown, 28 F.Supp. 3d 1068 (E.D. Cal. 2014). She also successfully represented amici and appellants before the California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal. See People v. Fontana (2010) 49 Cal.4th 351; Tuolumne Jobs & Small Business Alliance v. Superior Court (2014) 59 Cal.4th 1029.
Megan is a leader in the San Francisco community, having served as a member of multiple Community Advisory Boards to the San Francisco Police Department, and as an active member of Marina Community Association. Megan is also a leader in the San Francisco legal community, having served on the Board of Governors for University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and on the Executive Committee for the San Francisco Bar Association’s Litigation Section. She is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Megan earned her B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles, and her J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was President of her law school class. During law school Megan worked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, the District Attorney’s Office for the County of San Mateo, and the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Prior to law school she studied graduate-level statistics, economics, and public policy at Georgetown University, and served as an intern in Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s office and the Office of the Democratic Leader.
Megan is a Bay Area native, and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children. She is conversational in both Spanish and Italian.