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Dionna Shear

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Dionna Shear is a senior associate in the Employment & Compensation Practice Group in Baker McKenzie's New York office. She has experience advising employers regarding state, federal and global employment laws.

Prior to joining the Firm, Dionna worked as an employment & compensation associate at another law firm, was a law clerk for the Honorable Mark D. Houle, US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, and while in law school was a member of the Saul Lefkowitz Intellectual Property Moot Court Team.

Practice Focus

Dionna's practice focuses on representing employers in cross-border employment matters, including preventive advice and counsel on the day to day compliance issues that employers navigate. Dionna is experienced in defense litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, restrictive covenants, trade secret claims, and many other claims that arise in tandem with employment disputes. Dionna also practices in general litigation involving breach of contract claims.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Former Co-Chair, Boston College Law School’s Southern California Alumni Chapter


  • New York~United States (2024)
  • District of Columbia~United States (2022)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California~United States (2018)
  • California~United States (2015)


  • Boston College Law School (JD) (2014)
  • University of Virginia (BA) (2009)