Donald Dunner

Partner Profile: Donald Dunner

We regularly highlight the efforts of those who work to make our justice system more accessible and equitable for all. This Partner Profile features Donald Dunner, Co-Chair of DCBF’s Call to Action and Chair of the Foundation’s Advisory Committee.

Name
Donald Dunner

Job/Position
Partner

Organization
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garret & Dunner, LLP

Years on the Job
38

Where did you grow up?
Brooklyn, NY

What brought you to DC?
Law school; job as examiner at Patent Office

What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn?
Examiner in Patent Office; learned patent law basics

INTERESTING FACTS

Daily Habit
Reading the morning newspaper

Favorite app
Stock market

Favorite Movie
My Cousin Vinny

Favorite Restaurant
La Chaumiere

Favorite Vacation Spot
Martha’s Vineyard

 

Hobbies
Tennis, skiing

Hero
Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt

Your News Source
Washington Post; TV news programs

One thing (other than your phone) you never leave the house without is…
Hearing aid batteries

CAREER PATH

Most rewarding element of your work
Appellate advocacy

A challenge you faced early in your career
Trying my first lawsuit

If I hadn’t become a lawyer, I would be a…
Doctor

If I weren’t working at Finnegan, I would be…
An arbitrator/mediator

LEGAL AID

Legal aid is important to me because . . .
A need/desire to pay society back

My dream for the legal system is…
To satisfy legal needs for those unable to afford it

 

 

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