Faegre Drinker announced today that Dawn McCord has been named leader of the firm’s Dallas office. McCord’s appointment took effect on Jan. 1, 2021.
A partner in the firm’s nationally recognized product liability and mass torts and business litigation practice groups, McCord succeeds partner Neil Rambin, who led the Dallas office since its opening in February 2017.
“We are proud to begin the new year by welcoming Dawn to this important position in Dallas,” Co-Chairs Tom Froehle and Andrew Kassner said in a joint statement. “She is a natural leader, known for her collaboration, mentorship and an unwavering commitment to clients. Dawn’s new role will benefit both the Dallas office and the entire firm, as we look to grow our footprint and further enhance our capabilities and reach in Texas.”
With more than 20 years of experience, McCord regularly represents clients in high-stakes mass tort, class and multidistrict actions and in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts in Texas and throughout the country. She serves on the firm’s Women’s Steering Committee and is also a member of the health and life sciences industry team. Her clients span a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, construction, manufacturing, technology, services and telecommunications.
“I am delighted to lead our team in Dallas,” said McCord. “Our office is home to an exceptionally talented group of professionals who are committed to longstanding relationships with clients and the Dallas community. This is a tremendous privilege, particularly following Neil’s years of strong leadership and service. I am excited about what lies ahead.”
McCord earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and her Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law.
Opened in 2017, the firm’s Dallas office is home to more than 20 lawyers. The team of highly regarded attorneys and professionals are regularly called upon to help clients achieve their business objectives throughout the United States and around the globe. Clients look to the team for their sound advice and advocacy when faced with challenging commercial litigation, class actions, multidistrict litigation, complex insurance and product liability matters. Additionally, the Dallas office has strong capabilities in corporate restructuring, real estate finance and ERISA law and serves a wide range of industry sectors, including automotive, insurance, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and health care.
Faegre Drinker launched global operations effective Feb. 1, 2020, the result of the combination of Faegre Baker Daniels, an international law firm with deep roots in the Midwest, and Drinker Biddle & Reath, a full-service national law firm with storied mid-Atlantic origins. The merger brought together more than 1,300 attorneys, consultants and professionals in 22 locations across the U.S., in the United Kingdom and in China.