Meryl Governski is a partner in the Litigation Department and focuses on complex, high-risk commercial litigation. She has served on multiple trial teams in federal and state courts, and has worked on cases covering a wide array of subject matters, including First Amendment, breach of contract, and election law.
Meryl’s recent experience includes:
*Meryl advised on these matters prior to joining Willkie.
- Representing the plaintiff in Rich v. Butowsky, defamation litigation filed on behalf of the brother of deceased DNC staffer Seth Rich, challenging viral online conspiracy theories relating to Seth Rich’s murder
- Defending Uber Technologies in a trial that resulted in a complete defense victory in a $750 million dispute after being hired six weeks before trial*
- Representing Oracle in multiple, high-stakes matters relating to its intellectual property and contracts, including as part of a trial team that won a $50 million verdict*
- Challenging an unlawful bid solicitation in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims*
- Representing a congressional candidate in connection with annual financial disclosure statements and the use of electronic ballot marking devices in a primary election*
Prior to attending law school, Meryl spent nearly a decade in the communications field, including as a member of the public relations team at CNN and as an on-air broadcast journalist in Charleston, South Carolina, and Staunton, Virginia. While attending law school in the evenings, she worked as the speechwriter for the president of a local community college.