Dana MacGrath

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Adjunct Professor of Law

  • Dana MacGrath, FCIArb, is a leading independent arbitrator with over two decades worth of experience in international arbitration disputes. Before launching her independent practice as an arbitrator, Dana gained unparalleled experience in international arbitration in the arbitration teams at several leading global law firms and in-house on arbitration finance. She is a specialist in energy, oil and gas disputes including disputes relating to LNG price reviews, as well as construction, finance, telecommunications, intellectual property, sale of goods, life sciences, and international investments. Dana has been involved in multi-billion dollar cases under common and civil law in matters administered by the AAA/ICDR, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, as well as ad hoc arbitrations.

    Dana has also been instrumental in developing international arbitration and has given her timegenerously to several successful organizations. She is a committed leader in diversity and inclusion and served as the President of the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen (1 July 2018 - 30 June 2022). She is also on the Global Steering Committee for Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (Arbitration Pledge) and launched the USA Subcommittee of the Arbitration Pledge in late 2021. Additionally, she is a Strategic Advisor on the Global Steering Committee of Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (R.E.A.L.), on the Advisory Board of the Rising Arbitrators Initiative (RAI), on the North American Committee for the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations, and on the Executive Committee of the Equal Representation of Expert Witnesses (ERE). Over the years, Dana has been recognized as a leader in international arbitration in various directories. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).