Back Bio

Megan H. Tracy

Megan H. Tracy

Associate| Phoenix

Megan Tracy provides a wide range of business legal services, largely focusing on clients with environmental and natural resource-based businesses. Megan handles a variety of litigation matters, including contract disputes, real estate disputes, exposure claims, insurance coverage, and commercial and business litigation. She has experience with all stages of litigation, beginning at the pleading stage through discovery, dispositive motions, trial, and even at the appellate stage.

Megan also works with clients on a variety of transactional matters. She assists clients in the negotiation and drafting of complex and sophisticated contracts involving both goods and services. Megan also regularly advises clients as to the enforceability of existing contracts and how to manage certain contractual risks. In addition, she counsels and advises clients on due diligence matters and real estate acquisitions.

Megan frequently counsels both domestic and international clients on complex regulatory, compliance and permitting matters. She advises clients as to the effect and applicability concerning a wide array of statutes, regulations and rules both in the environmental context and outside as well. Megan represents clients before federal and state forums as well as regulatory agencies and administrative bodies.

Megan has extensive experience with the mining industry, including assisting clients with compliance matters involving domestic and international mining laws, remediation of abandoned mines and defense against enforcement actions. She has also counsels clients on matters involving federal railroad regulations and Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance.

View ›

Megan has experience in advising clients in a variety of scenarios, including:

  • Responding to a governmental agency's request for information
  • Defending a client against an alleged environmental violation
  • Assisting a previously non-compliant business with compliance matters
  • Applying the Freedom of Information Act in both an offensive and defensive posture for a client
  • Applying new regulations to a client's business
  • Performing environmental due diligence on a client's proposed acquisition or sale
  • Retaining environmental consultant on behalf of a client
  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2008)
    • Articles Editor, Arizona Law Review
    • CALI Excellence Award for Education Law
    • Tutorial Instructor for Contracts and Civil Procedure
    • Dean’s Achievement Award Scholarship
    • Justice Project Volunteer
    • Lawyers for Literacy Tutor
  • Arizona State University (M.Ed., 2005)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.A., 2003)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Environmental and Natural Resources Section, Chair
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Environmental and Natural Resources Section
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Environmental Section
  • Volunteer Lawyer's Program
  • "Taking Squatters to the Cleaners for Using Your Dirt: Best Practices to Avoid and Defeat Adverse Possession Claims," Speaker, Arizona State Bar Real Property Section, Tucson, Arizona (March 2017)
  • "Public Records Requests," Speaker, Arizona Manufacturers Council, Environmental and Sustainability Summit 2016, Prescott, Arizona (August 2016)
  • “Arizona Chapter of Brownfields Law and Practice,” Release 36, Co-Author (Spring 2016)
  • “Recent Developments in Gold King Mine Spill,” Author, S&W Environmental & Natural Resources Law Blog (May 10, 2016)
  • “Business Owner Ordered to Pay $1.3 Million for Leaking UST,” Author, S&W Environmental & Natural Resources Law Blog (March 14, 2016)
  • "Use of the Freedom of Information Act in Environmental Cases," Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona (September 2015)
  • "FOIA: Unlocking the Key to the Government’s Records," Speaker, Arizona Manufacturers Council Environmental Issues Breakfast, Phoenix, Arizona (March 2013)
  • “Chemical Release Reporting Requirements Chapter, MCBA Most Frequently Asked Questions in Environmental Law,” Co-Author (2011)
  • "How You Can Help, Hurt Your Pandemic Cover – Guarding Your Business from the Ill Effects of a Pandemic: How to Choose the Right Insurance," Business Insurance (July 2009)
  • "Mitigation of Losses Suffered From a Pandemic: Lessons Learned From the H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)," Bloomberg Law Reports (May 2009)
  • "State Farm Insurance Cos. v. Premier Manufactured Systems, Inc.: Several-Only Comparative Fault Applies to Strict Products Liability," 50 Ariz. L. Rev. 365 (2008)
  • Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education (2014)
  • Children's Law Center Guardianship Attorney of the Year, Volunteer Lawyers Program (2011)
  • Polsinelli PC, Associate
  • Bryan Cave
    • Associate
    • Summer Associate
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Research Assistant for Prof. RonNell Andersen Jones (2008)
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona, Judicial Extern to Hon. Raner Collins (2007)
  • Teach for America, Elementary Education Teacher (2003-2005)
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona