President Donald Trump announced today he has nominated Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck shareholder Jason Dunn to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado.
At Brownstein, Dunn chairs the firm’s political and regulatory law practice group and its state attorneys general practice group. His legal practice focuses on regulatory and consumer protection investigations, constitutional and election law and appeals. He has argued cases in the Colorado Supreme Court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
“I’m honored to be nominated by the President and look forward to the confirmation process,” Dunn said.
Dunn has previously served as deputy attorney general and assistant solicitor general under Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, where he helped manage an office of more than 250 lawyers. Following law school at the University of Colorado, Dunn clerked for Justice Nathan Coats of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Dunn is a native of Colorado and, in addition to his law degree, received a bachelor’s degree and master’s of public administration degree from the University of Colorado.
Dunn was among four nominees for state U.S. Attorneys and part of Trump’s 15th wave of U.S. Attorney nominations.
He will take over the position from Bob Troyer, who in November was appointed to the U.S. Attorney position, per the Vacancy Act, on a temporary basis by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Troyer had been acting U.S. Attorney following the resignation of John Walsh in July 2016 and will remain in that position until the U.S. Senate confirms Dunn’s nomination. Despite fluctuations in the Sessions Department of Justice’s stance on marijuana and immigration enforcement, the office under Troyer’s direction did not see major changes in enforcement priorities.