Dana C. MacGrath

Investment Manager and Legal Counsel | Omni Bridgeway / President, ArbitralWomen (New York, NY)

Dana C. MacGrath is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel at Omni Bridgeway, responsible for leading the company’s investments in international arbitration matters out of the US. She joined Omni Bridgeway in 2019 from Sidley Austin LLP, where she was a partner focusing on international arbitration. She is qualified to practice in New York state and federal courts.

Dana’s ability to structure arbitration funding deals that address the special needs of parties in international disputes is informed by having conducted arbitrations before the leading international arbitration institutions, as well as before ad hoc arbitration panels, and by serving as an arbitrator herself.

Dana has long been a leader in her field. She is the current president of the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen, an international nonprofit organization that promotes the equal representation of women and diversity in international dispute resolution. In May 2019, Dana was elected to the Council of the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Disputes Resolution (AAA-ICDR) and is co-chair of the AAA-ICDR Large Complex Case Committee.
In September 2019, Dana joined the ERA Pledge Steering Committee. She is the immediate former Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (September 2015-June 2018). She served as co-chair of the CPR Institute Arbitration Rules Revision Committee (2018-2019) and is a member of the CPR Arbitration Committee. She is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration Task Force on Reducing Time and Cost in Complex Arbitration and its Task Force on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards Pursuant to the New York Convention.

Dana is an adjunct law professor at Brooklyn Law School and coaches the Brooklyn Vis Moot team.