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Dina McKenney focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, arbitration, and appellate matters. She represents clients in multiple industries, including healthcare and energy, and has experience in a wide variety of cases involving breach of contract, fraud, fiduciary duties, antitrust, and class action disputes. She also represents brand owners in trademark, trade dress, and unfair competition litigation.

Named among the top firms in Texas for Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA 2020 by Chambers and Partners

Recognized as a “Recommended Litigation Firm” in Texas in Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Firms and Attorneys

Representative Matters

  • Represents an international energy company and various affiliates in an arbitration before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution that involves claims for breach of contract, fraud, and statutory violations
  • Represents an international energy company in tax litigation
  • Represents an international energy company and various affiliates in a lawsuit that involves claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, statutory violations, and conspiracy
  • Represented several hospitals in class action lawsuits involving alleged violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Represented a hospital system and staffing agency in a lawsuit involving claims under the Sherman Act and the False Claims Act
  • Represented prevailing party in an appeal from a denial of motion to dismiss based on a mandatory forum-selection clause
  • Represents a beverage brand in a trademark, trade dress, and unfair competition lawsuit in the Western District of Texas

Prior Employment

  • Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Catharina Haynes, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2015-2017
  • Judicial Clerk for the Honorable David C. Godbey, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2014-2015
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2012

Honors & Affiliations


  • One to Watch, The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Commercial Litigation), 2021


  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 2014, with honors, The University of Texas School of Law; Order of the Coif; Notes Editor, Texas Law Review; Teaching Quizmaster, 2012-2013
  • B.A., 2009, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania


  • Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. Texas