Press Release

Taryn McDonald Named Among People Newspapers’ 20 Under 40

March 20, 2023

People Newspapers has recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Taryn McDonald in its 2023 20 Under 40 list of young professionals.

McDonald is profiled in a special section of People Newspapers, an affiliate of D Magazine. The publication highlights young professionals in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow who are making a name for themselves and making a difference in their community. The 20 Under 40 list appears in Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, two Dallas-based sister publications.

Below in an excerpt of her profile:

Taryn McDonald hopes to model community involvement for other young lawyers.

Nine years ago, McDonald joined Haynes Boone, focused on helping businesses and providers with government investigations and healthcare litigation. …

“I always considered going to law school because I loved public policy, and I met many lawyers when working in the Texas Legislature in college who encouraged me. It was working in human resources for Target after college that finally pushed me to apply,” McDonald said. “Working in the government investigations space has allowed me to use my prior experience and interests to help businesses and providers navigate complicated regulations and resolve issues.” 

Part of the reason she says she was interested in working at Haynes Boone is the firm’s emphasis on making a difference in the community – a value she shares.

“I want to model that for other young lawyers in the future,” she said.

McDonald has served on the Cattle Baron’s Ball committee for seven years, helping organize the largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. …

“Cattle Baron’s Ball is unique in that most of the money raised (over $93 million thus far) stays right here in DFW. The cause is close to my heart since my mom died of breast cancer in 2013. She received her cancer treatment here in DFW for 14 years and was able to have access to several clinical trials without having to leave home,” McDonald said.

To read the full profile on McDonald, click here.