Christine Dunn

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Christine Dunn
Senior Litigation Counsel

(202) 499-5214

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Christine Dunn is Co-Chair of Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Criminal/Sexual Violence Practice Group and a Senior Litigation Counsel in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Ms. Dunn’s practice involves a range of matters, including criminal/sexual violence cases, whistleblower/qui tam matters, and employment discrimination actions.

Thank you! Words don’t really express my deep gratitude. I can finally move on with my life and be done with this burden. A Former Client

Christine Dunn is Co-Chair of Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Criminal/Sexual Violence Practice Group and a Senior Litigation Counsel in the firm’s Washington, DC office. 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 clerked for the Honorable Michael Farrell of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. After her clerkship, she joined Williams & Connolly LLP as an Associate where she litigated matters involving class action, sexual abuse, accounting fraud, defamation, medical malpractice, contract dispute, and white-collar criminal defense. Ms. Dunn then worked for six years at the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.

At the Department of Justice, Ms. Dunn prosecuted federal civil rights crimes involving official and police misconduct, racially motivated violence, and human trafficking, including sex trafficking. She also conducted extensive grand jury investigations and jury trials throughout the United States and made numerous presentations to law enforcement agencies on civil rights issues. Many of Ms. Dunn’s official and police misconduct prosecutions involved allegations of sexual violence. One of her most significant cases was the successful conviction of a District Attorney for sexually abusing young men assigned to a misdemeanor diversion program. Ms. Dunn also completed a detail 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.

Education

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

Clerkships

  • 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

Memberships

  • Member, Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

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