Dana MacGrath

Dana MacGrath


Firm or Organisation
Sidley Austin LLP

Present Position

Type of Practitioner
Academic, Arbitrator, Counsel

Not available

Country of Residence
United States

Practice Areas
Arbitration, Energy, Natural Resources, Hotel, Leisure management, Intellectual Property, Joint Ventures, Consortia, Cooperation, Oil, Gas, Mining, Sales, Purchases

international commercial arbitration; international litigation; U.S. judicial enforcement of arbitral awards

Bar Admission
New York; Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit; District of Columbia

J.D., New York University School of Law

Landmark Decision on Arbitral Immunity, Alternatives, Vol.33 No. 9 (October 2015); "Arbitration of International Commercial Disputes," (Haig, ed. 2015)

Adjunct Associate Professor at Brooklyn Law School (International Commercial Arbitration Seminar and coach Brooklyn Vis team)

Other Information
Dana MacGrath has a broad range of experience in international arbitration and litigation. She focuses on arbitration of complex commercial disputes and litigation in aid of arbitration. Dana has participated in numerous arbitrations before the leading international arbitration institutions as well as ad hoc arbitration panels. Recent international arbitration matters have involved a variety of businesses and industries, including oil and gas, LNG, finance, telecommunications, transportation and international investments. She also serves as an arbitrator.In the context of international litigation, Dana has represented both U.S. and foreign parties regarding the enforceability of arbitration agreements and arbitral awards under the New York Convention. She has also been involved in disputes regarding forum selection and choice of law clauses, sovereign immunity and discovery in the international context.Dana has been recognized as a leading practitioner of international arbitration in various directories, including Chambers Global 2016, Chambers USA 2016, Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2016, Latinvex in “Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers – 2016,” Chambers USA 2015, Euromoney LMG as a 2015 Rising Star in commercial arbitration, The Legal 500 Latin America 2014, and Expert Guide’s Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration 2013.Dana is Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and is a member of the Finance Committee of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC). She is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches a seminar on international commercial arbitration and coaches the Brooklyn Vis Moot team. Dana is Co-Chair of Y-ADR, the young arbitrators group of the CPR Institute. She writes and speaks frequently on the subject of international dispute resolution.Dana's CV is available at http://www.sidley.com/people/dana-c-macgrath

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Professional Address

787 Seventh AvenueNew York, NY 10019

New York

United States


Not available




  • English: Proficient
  • French: Reasonable