Barira Munshi is a trial attorney and litigation partner. She tries high-stakes, complex commercial litigation in both federal and state courts, with a focus on breach of contract, fraud, trade secret, antitrust, and patent and trademark infringement claims. Prior to joining Kirkland, Barira practiced at a litigation boutique where she tried several high-profile cases.

Barira clerked for the Honorable Robert W. Schroeder III, the Honorable Michael H. Schneider and the Honorable John D. Love in the Eastern District of Texas, and interned for the Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore in the Southern District of Texas. During her tenure as a clerk, Barira assisted with conducting 13 jury trials, nine of which were patent disputes. Barira is a two-time national mock trial championship for the University of Houston Law Center.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do: How to Settle Business Cases,” Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes, July 2021


Named on the “500 X - The Next Generation” list by Lawdragon, 2023–2024

Recognized on the “Ones to Watch" list by Best Lawyers, 2022–2024

Recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, 2023

Memberships & Affiliations

Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Women Lawyer's Association

Eastern District of Texas Bar Association

The Higginbotham Inn of Court, Associate 2021–2022


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016Texas


  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas


  • English
  • Hindi


  • University of Houston Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2016

    Order of the Barons

    Order of the Barristers

    LEX Award, Civil Procedure

    Senior Editor, Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law

    2015 National Champion of the Michigan State University National Trial Advocacy Competition

    2015 National Champion of the Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy

  • University of Texas at AustinB.A., Plan II Honors Program
    Plan II Honors Model Thesis Award