Christine Dunn

Christine Dunn
Senior Litigation Counsel

(202) 499-5214

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Ms. Dunn’s practice involves a range of matters including whistleblower/qui tam cases and employment discrimination actions.

Our commitment to securing justice and providing the best representation possible is reflected in a commitment to diversity within our own firm. At Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, we know better than to think the best attorneys look alike, sound alike, think alike, or live alike. What matters is talent, and we hire the best talent available.

As a result, our team more accurately mirrors America. Women, minority, and/or openly gay lawyers make up the majority of our staff. A passion for social justice unites our team - we all work to use the power of law to help create and enforce a more just society.

Christine Dunn is Senior Litigation Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Her practice involves a range of matters including whistleblower/qui tam cases and employment discrimination actions.

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Ms. Dunn worked for six years at the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Ms. Dunn prosecuted federal civil rights crimes involving official and police misconduct, racially-motivated violence, and human trafficking. Ms. Dunn conducted extensive grand jury investigations and secured convictions through verdict and plea throughout the United States. Ms. Dunn also made numerous presentations to law enforcement agencies on civil rights issues. During this time, Ms. Dunn also completed a six-month rotation as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia where she appeared in court on a daily basis to handle a variety of criminal matters.

Ms. Dunn began her legal practice as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael Farrell of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She then joined Williams & Connolly LLP as an associate where she litigated matters involving class action, accounting fraud, defamation, medical malpractice, contract dispute, and white collar criminal defense.



  • J.D., University Of Virginia School Of Law, 1999
  • B.A., Yale University, 1995


  • Honorable Michael Farrell, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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