Meaghan Borys is a seasoned higher education attorney. She focuses her practice on Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, VAWA, and ADA/Section 504 compliance. She has extensive experience conducting internal investigations, chairing administrative decision-making panels, and counseling clients with respect to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as alleged violations of local conduct rules and academic codes. Meaghan also advises clients on policy development, trainings, Board governance, and student affairs.
Prior to joining Bowditch, Meaghan was an associate at a Boston law firm and represented both educational institutions and non-profits; she also handled business disputes and probate litigation. Before entering private practice, Meaghan worked in the Office for Dispute Resolution at Harvard University and conducted Title IX and related internal investigations involving faculty, students, and staff. Additionally, she spent six years with the Harvard Dean of Students Office serving as a resident advisor and mentor to first-year undergraduates. At the outset of her career, Meaghan had the honor of clerking for the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. She then went on to serve as an Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and litigated hundreds of criminal cases on behalf of the Commonwealth.
Meaghan is an avid podcast listener who grew up along the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. These days, outside the office, you can find her hiking, running, at a local library, or on some kind of (typically culinary) adventure with family and friends.
- Member, Association of Title IX Administrators
- Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
- Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
- Member, Boston Bar Association
- Member, Women’s Bar Association
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- J.D., University of California, Los Angeles
- B.A., cum laude, Harvard University