Beena McDonald

Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson Smith LLP

Beena Mallya McDonald is Senior Counsel at Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP. She focuses her practice on complex litigation, including consumer protection, ERISA, data breach, and securities fraud cases. Beena manages cases that demand significant motion practice, massive eDiscovery, and numerous depositions of Fortune 500 corporate 30(b)(6) witnesses and fiduciaries, product design and development engineers, marketing heads, investment company executives, and liability and damages experts. She is an experienced federal and state trial attorney, having first-chaired numerous civil and criminal jury trials and hundreds of bench trials, and successfully arguing before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for centralization of large-scale nationwide class actions. Beena also serves as part of the firm’s Client Business Development group, responsible for overseeing client portfolio evaluation and litigation, and maintaining client relationships. Prior to joining the firm, Beena served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of California, where she prosecuted major corruption, drug importation, and immigration cases. Upon initially receiving her law degree, she rose through the ranks at the Defender Association of Philadelphia and also served as lead counsel in cases throughout the Philadelphia area while in-house at Allstate Insurance Company.