• Biography

    Taryn McDonald’s practice focuses on assisting both individuals and corporations facing actual or threatened government enforcement actions. She has represented clients under criminal or civil investigation by various government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General, and the Texas Attorney General’s Office. She also has experience helping clients navigate complex fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law.

    Taryn’s practice also includes defending healthcare clients in False Claims Act qui tam litigation and representing providers before Medicare and Medicaid contractors.

    Taryn is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the DFW Chapter of Women in White Collar Defense. Before law school, Taryn worked for both the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

    Professional Recognition

    • Recognized in D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas," D Magazine Partners, 2018
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2013, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; SMU Law Review Association
    • B.S., Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2007, with honors
    • B.A., Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2007, with honors
  • Admissions

    • Texas, 2013
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2013