Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced Tuesday that Jason Dunn, former U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado, has rejoined the firm’s litigation department in Denver as a shareholder, where he will work with its government investigations, state attorneys general and political law practices.
As U.S. attorney, Dunn oversaw the prosecution of all federal crimes and the litigation of nearly all civil matters involving the U.S. government in Colorado. Dunn and his team fought violent crime, cybercriminals and other frauds, and took on some of the largest corporations under the False Claims Act, the Controlled Substances Act, International Traffic in Arms Regulations and other civil and criminal statutes. Prior to that, he was a shareholder at Brownstein and served as chair of the firm’s political and regulatory law group and its state attorneys general group, and served as Colorado deputy attorney general from 2005‒2008.
“We are proud to welcome Jason back to the firm after his service as U.S. attorney,” said Rich Benenson, Brownstein’s managing partner in an announcement. “His experience and insight as U.S. attorney will inform his work on government investigations and federal regulatory work and I look forward to our continued collaboration in his leadership role at the firm.”
Dunn’s practice encompasses counseling a wide range of corporations, business groups, trade associations and political organizations on federal and state government investigations, internal investigations, state attorneys general and regulatory matters. In addition to leveraging his work as U.S. attorney, Dunn will continue to provide clients advice in the areas of political law, including campaign finance, election and ballot initiative law.
“It was an honor to serve as U.S. attorney and I’m pleased to be returning to Brownstein. I look forward to building the firm’s government investigations and state attorneys general service offerings with the talented team that’s already in place as well as returning to my work on political and regulatory law issues,” Dunn said.
Dunn received a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.