As a first-year associate at Dorsey & Whitney, Meghan DesLauriers worked on cases for the Mayo Clinic. She now has a large practice in medical malpractice defense, counseling professional medical associations, leading hospital peer review proceedings and representing physicians before the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. It just grew organically over the years, she says.
The big issue in the area right now is confidentiality, both internally and in litigation, DesLauriers said. That includes protecting nurses and doctors without opening them up to liability as well as keeping records and other data secure. Laws require hospitals and doctors to be acutely and constantly aware of confidentiality issues, she says.
DesLauriers’ extraordinary skills as a trial lawyer were evident early in her career, say Bryn Vaaler and William Stoeri of the Dorsey firm. One judge wrote to the firm after a jury trial calling her “prepared; poised; thoughtful; well-spoken; and persuasive.”
DesLauriers is active in bar associations and in the greater community, where she is secretary of the board and chair of the governance committee for Benilde-St. Margaret’s School and has served other nonprofits. She represents domestic abuse survivors and low-income clients pro bono.