Dasha Ternavska is a litigator with experience in U.S. courts and overseas. With a strong record assisting food and agribusiness companies in national complex commercial litigation, Dasha has represented clients in matters reaching 14 states and internationally.

Dasha also advises clients in governmental and internal investigations, as well as with global compliance reviews. With a focus on international anti-bribery and anti-corruption work, she has counseled on cases touching high-risk markets in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia — including Argentina, Ukraine, Iraq, Libya, India, Malaysia and China.

Dasha is trained in analyzing complex disputes and has experience with jury and bench trials from her work at FaegreBD and previous roles with the federal government.

Past Experience

For two years prior to joining the firm, Dasha served as a judicial clerk to U.S. District Judge Stephanie M. Rose. In law school, she gained additional experience as a judicial extern to U.S. District Judge John A. Jarvey. Dasha’s interest in federal practice originated during her two-year internship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

International Perspective

A native of Ukraine, Dasha has lived and worked internationally. She interned with the Hague Conference on Private International Law in The Netherlands during law school, dealing with international commercial litigation and child protection. Before then, Dasha worked in international stakeholder outreach at DuPont Pioneer and interned with the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry in France.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
Iowa Supreme Court


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, Hon. Stephanie Rose, 2013-2015




University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. with distinction, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems (managing editor) (2013)

Central College
B.A. in International Studies and French, cum laude (2008)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Admissibility of “Other Fires” Evidence in Arson Cases
    Co-author with C.J. Williams, 48 Conn. L. Rev. 685, 2016
  • You’re a Lawyer, You Should Know Better: Anecdotal Tales of Workplace Inappropriateness
    Co-presenter, Iowa State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, 2015
  • An Update on the Proper Use of Electronic Bond Reports
    Presenter, U.S. Attorney’s Office CLE Presentation, 2013

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Faegre Drinker on Products – a blog addressing all things product liability that covers legal issues and developments of interest to product manufacturers and their employers

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Polk County Women Attorneys — Board Member, 2014-16
  • Iowa State Bar Association — Bench-Bar Conference Committee, 2016; Young Lawyers Division, Diversity Committee, 2014-15; Young Lawyers Fast Action Team, 2015
  • Polk County Bar Association — Membership Committee, 2014-15
  • C. Edwin Moore American Inn of Court


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation, 2021-24
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016
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