Sydney Hunemuller

Sydney Hunemuller

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Sydney Hunemuller is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Dallas office. She focuses her practice on complex commercial disputes and international arbitration, and her experience includes securities litigation, white-collar crime investigations, contract disputes, and trade secret disputes.

Sydney is a member of Baker McKenzie's North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group, North America Class Actions Group, and North America Trade Secrets Practice Group. In law school, she served as an articles editor for the Baylor Law Review.

Practice Focus

Sydney represents clients across many industries in state and federal court proceedings, as well as domestic arbitration and international disputes. Her practice encompasses nearly all aspects of litigation, and she advises clients in all litigation phases.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Successfully obtained, as second-chair defense counsel for nationwide software development company, a take-nothing judgment in favor of defense for breach of contract and fraud claims. Directed witnesses and drafted pre- and post-hearing briefs supporting favorable judgment.
  • Currently representing client in a global dispute in D.C. federal court for a USD 9.4 billion controversy involving multiple countries, including the U.S., U.K., Bermuda, and Taiwan. Involved in making strategic legal decisions and participating directly with the client team.
  • Obtained favorable settlement and conduct-based injunction for private wealth management company and registered investment advisor principal in SEC-enforcement action alleging securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duties under the Investment Advisers Act.
  • Successfully obtained dismissal on motion to dismiss for a leading jobsite technology and equipment rental firm in defense of misappropriation of trade secret allegations in the Western District of Missouri.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for private equity firm and investment funds advisor for breach of contract, fraud, and veil-piercing claims.
  • Advised foreign representatives of Cayman Islands segregated portfolio company in obtaining recognition and relief under Chapter 15 in the Southern District of Florida and recovery of assets in the United States.
  • Advised global financial services provider regarding bid proposals and contractual engagements with the U.S. Army and Department of Defense to ensure FCPA compliance.
  • Advised a global investment company on due diligence and litigation risks relating to an acquisition of a global environmental consultancy firm.
  • Represented a private drilling and exploration company in multiple workplace employment investigations, including related litigations in state and federal court. Routinely investigate claims and prepare cases for resolution at trial or mediation.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for publicly-traded retail chain for claims brought by former executive following privatization of company.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for Malaysian-based supplier in the Central District of California regarding fraud claims in connection with contractual agreement with the U.S. Department of Health.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for publicly-traded global healthcare company for retaliation claims in connection with whistleblower activity under the FCA.
  • Successfully prevented publicized ban by the Texas Comptroller’s Office for Japanese publicly-traded company related to anti-energy boycott laws and successfully mitigated enforcement risks from SEC scrutiny on ESG-related investment activities.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas - Member
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association - Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers - Member
  • Dallas Bar Association - Member


  • Texas~United States (2020)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas~United States
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado~United States


  • Baylor University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • Texas A&M University (Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, cum laude)


  • English
  • Author, "Arbitration. Court Finds International Arbitration Clause Enforceable Notwithstanding State Anti-Arbitration Law and Preemption Under McCarran-Ferguson Act," International Litigation & Arbitration, Baker & McKenzie, April 2023 
  • Co-author, "Arbitration. Enforcement of Awards. District Court Confirms and Enforces Two Arbitral Awards Against a Party That Neither Personally Signed an Arbitration Agreement nor Directly Involved Itself in the Arbitration Proceedings," International Litigation & Arbitration, Baker & McKenzie, July 2022
  • Co-author, "United States and Japan: Summary of Texas Government Code Chapter 809," Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, June 2022
  • Co-author, "Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates," Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, December 2021
  • Author, "Arbitration. Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction. Fifth Circuit Vacates Judgment of District Court and Remands with Instructions to Dismiss Case Against Saudi Arabian Oil Company Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act," International Litigation & Arbitration, Baker & McKenzie, December 2021

Firm Committee Memberships

  • North America Trade Secrets Practice - Member
  • North America Class Actions - Member