Meghan Droste is a senior associate with Wilkenfeld, Herendeen & Atkinson, focusing on the representation of both federal and private sector employees in discrimination matters. Ms. Droste has represented employees before administrative bodies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in state and federal court. She has experience before federal courts of appeals, and with appeals to the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations.
Ms. Droste shares her knowledge and experience with fellow practitioners as an instructor for the Federal Employment Law Training Group (FELTG). Ms. Droste teaches courses on substantive areas of employment discrimination law, as well as skills such as writing for federal employment law practitioners and EEO counselors.
Prior to joining Wilkenfeld, Herendeen & Atkinson, Ms. Droste was an associate attorney in the LGBTQ and Gender Issues Practice Group at The Law Offices of Gary M. Gilbert & Associates. Ms. Droste also previously served as a research fellow/law clerk with AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL), assisting with the litigation of age and disability cases in state and federal court. In addition to clerking with AFL during law school, Ms. Droste served as a law clerk with the EEO Project of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee. As a student attorney with the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic, Ms. Droste represented employees seeking unpaid wages.
Ms. Droste earned her Juris Doctor with Honors from The George Washington University Law School (GW Law). During her time at GW Law, Ms. Droste was an Articles Editor with The George Washington International Law Review, and received the Phi Delta Phi Award for Excellence in Professional Responsibility, Ethics and Jurisprudence. Ms. Droste also holds a Master of Science in Justice, Law and Society from American University, and she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University.
Ms. Droste is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, before the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and the District of Maryland, and before the United States Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the Fourth Circuit and the Fifth Circuit. She is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association. Ms. Droste was elected in 2017 to serve as an ally member of the Board of Directors of the LGBT Bar Association of DC.