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Meghan E. Ruesch

Associate

T: 317.453.8714 | Mobile: 765.346.0147
F: 317.630.2790
E: mruesch@lewiswagner.com

Legal Assistant

Joan Johnson

T: 317.237.0500
E: jjohnson@lewiswagner.com

Biography

As a member of the Lewis Wagner’s litigation group, Meghan primarily focuses on insurance coverage and reinsurance issues. She also represents insurance companies, businesses, and individuals in all aspects of complex civil litigation involving business and contract disputes, catastrophic injuries, and general litigation matters involving transportation, construction, and premises liability.

Prior to joining Lewis Wagner, Meghan was an associate in the New York firm Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry’s insurance coverage group, where she represented insurance company clients in insurance coverage litigation, and advised insurers on exposure and liability issues in wide array of tort and commercial contexts, including mass tort and class action litigation involving pharmaceuticals, chemical, transportation, news and entertainment, and oil and gas; environmental suits; FDA compliance claims; unfair competition and false advertising claims; intellectual property claims; construction defect; personal injury; product liability; and associated breach of contract claims.

Meghan has also represented clients in wide array of civil lawsuits concerning construction accidents, labor and employment laws and regulations, professional liability and malpractice claims, constitutional claims, embezzlement, fraud, and best banking practices and standards. She has also advised insurance company clients on issues of regulatory compliance and assisted in the drafting of insurance policies and associated endorsements in conformity with state, national, and international law.

Honors & Awards

  • New York City Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015

Professional Associations

  • ALFA International
    • Insurance Practice Group
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Insurance Law Committee, In-House Defense Quarterly, Associate Editor.
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Languages

  • French

Presentations

  • "Dollars, Cents, and Bitcoin: Identifying and Calculating Damages for Insurers Facing a Cyber Event," ALFA International Insurance Law Roundtable, New York, NY, June 14-16, 2017, Moderator.

Publications

  • "The Costs of Cyber Risks and the Cyber-insurance Coverage Landscape," DRI: In-House Defense Quarterly, Fall 2017.
  • "The Appraisal Process and the Insurer’s Dilemma," DRI: For The Defense, October 2016.

Civic & Community Involvement

  • Indy Reads, Literacy Tutor, 2016
  • Indianapolis Public Library, Volunteer, 2015-2016
  • East Central Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Volunteer, 2016
  • Women's Fund of Central Indiana
    • OPTIONS Class 2018

In The News

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2008
  • New York, 2009
  • Indiana, 2015

Courts of Practice

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2016

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
    • Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, Editor-in-Chief, 2008
    • Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Trial Competition, 2008
    • Competition Team Champion
    • Best Overall Advocate
    • Order of the Barrister
    • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers – Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Hanover College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005