Tricia Meyer, Founder & Managing Attorney
What inspired you to start a law firm?
I was working at large corporations and recognized the need for a new type of law firm. My goal in starting Meyer Law was to create a forward-thinking law firm that is both a great firm to partner with and a great place to work. Meyer Law’s foundational principles are to be flexible, fair and focused on people and relationships.
Where did you get your experience?
I have over a decade of experience negotiating technology contracts and dealing with various corporate, commercial, employment and intellectual property matters. I was fortunate to gain my experience while working at Reliance Globalcom, an international telecommunications company; Discover and HSBC, financial services companies; and Encoda Systems, a global broadcast software company. By working closely with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international, I have a solid understanding of the issues businesses deal with on a daily basis.
What organizations are you involved in?
As an entrepreneur and a connector, I’m passionate about helping other entrepreneurs and I believe in leveraging my network to help those just starting out. I’m a mentor at 1871, Commons on Champa and Innovation Pavilion and regularly hold office hours and workshops. In addition, I’ve had the opportunity to speak about tech, entrepreneurship, and legal issues at several events, including Techweek, Denver Startup Week, Boulder Startup Week and Entrepreneurs Unpluggd Startup Law Summit. I’m also a Founding Committee Member of the SBACNow Venture Pitch Session and on the Board of 100+ Who Care Chicago.
What recognition have you received?
I’m honored that I’ve been selected for various honors and awards throughout my career. Most recently, I was named one of the Most Influential Female Attorney’s in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business. From 2015 – 2017, I was selected as an Emerging Lawyer in Computer & Technology Law and Closely & Privately Held Business Law. From 2013 – 2016, I was named a Rising Star in Technology & Outsourcing by Super Lawyers, an honor given to less than three percent of lawyers. I have been featured several times in Chicago Magazine as one of the Top Women Attorney’s in Illinois and I was selected as Top Corporate Counsel by First Chair. Meyer Law has also been recognized as a top startup law firm.
Where did you go to undergrad and law school?
St. Ambrose University and John Marshall Law School.