Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Bonanni and Rivers
Megan has built a national practice representing hundreds of victims of sexual abuse and assault, assuming a leadership role in some of the most significant sexual abuse cases in the country.
Megan Bonanni is an Equity Partner of Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Bonanni and Rivers. Megan has built a national practice representing hundreds of victims of sexual abuse and assault, assuming a leadership role in some of the most significant sexual abuse cases in the country.
She recently served as one of a small group of attorneys representing the Survivors’ Creditor Committee for over 400 victims of former Olympic women’s gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, securing a $390 million dollar recovery against United States Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee. Recently Megan also served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the over 1,000 victims of former University of Michigan Doctor Robert Anderson which recently settled for $490 million.
Ongoing litigation cases also include representation of an autistic child physically abused by his teachers at Promedica’s Bixby Autism Center and over 30 Eastern Michigan University students who allege that the Title IX office and campus fraternities concealed scores of complaints of sexual assault thereby fostering a dangerous campus environment.
Beyond the judicial system, Megan is dedicated to institutional reform to assist survivors of sexual assault. She is particularly proud of her selection to a leadership role on the Restorative Justice Task Force, a group of lawyers and survivors who will work with USA Gymnastics and USOPC to facilitate a series of historic non-monetary commitments focused on accountability, reconciliation and continued cultural transformation in the gymnastics community.
Megan is also working with Michigan legislators to reform laws on statute of limitations which often makes it impossible for victims to pursue justice because trauma often delays the ability of victims to recognize and disclose abuse.