Mr. Dunn, a former partner and head of the Litigation Practice Group at Cooper, White & Cooper in San Francisco, California, conducted major litigation for 30 years for such clients as AT&T, GTE California, The Golden State Warriors, and Union Bank, as well as smaller companies and individuals. His experience covered a broad spectrum of commercial disputes, including contracts, employment relations, securities, business torts, trusts and estates, taxation, real estate, and other business matters. He was later employed as Corporate Counsel for Real Restaurants. He is considered one of the country’s leading legal experts on commercial damages.
Mr. Dunn received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Harvard Law Review. He has been active as an expert witness on legal aspects of commercial damages and as a consultant to other attorneys on the subject.
Mr. Dunn was the author of three authoritative and comprehensive books: Recovery of Damages for Lost Profits (now in its sixth edition), Recovery of Damages for Fraud (now in its third edition) and Winning with Expert Witnesses in Commercial Litigation, all published by Lawpress. He also co-authored (with Everett P. Harry) “Modeling and Discounting Future Damages” (Journal of Accountancy, 2002). He has lectured extensively on damages issues before the American Bar Association Litigation Section, state bar associations, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Society of Appraisers, among other organizations.
Mr. Dunn also served as an arbitrator on complex cases before the American Arbitration Association, where he was a member of the securities and real estate arbitration panels.