Jason R. Dunn was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado on October 26, 2018 after being unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Dunn oversees the prosecution of all federal crimes and the litigation of all civil matters involving the United States government in Colorado. He is also responsible for managing the day to day operations of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Colorado and its staff of over 190 people. Mr. Dunn serves on the Attorney General’s Advisory Subcommittee for Cyber crime and Intellectual Properties, Terrorism and National Security, Marijuana, and Native American Issues.
Mr. Dunn is a native Coloradan and the son of a public school teacher and school administrator. He is a proud triple-Buff, having received his undergraduate degree (B.S. – Finance), masters degree (Public Administration), and law degree from the University of Colorado. Following law school he clerked for the Honorable Nathan B. Coats, now Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Prior to becoming the United States Attorney, Mr. Dunn was a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, specializing in public law, regulatory law, internal investigations, and campaign finance law. Before joining Brownstein Hyatt in 2007, he served the State of Colorado as Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Solicitor General under Attorney General (and former U.S. Attorney) John Suthers, where he helped lead a public law office of over 300 employees and shape Colorado’s legal policy and litigation strategy in federal and state courts.
During his legal career, Mr. Dunn also served on various non-profit boards, including the National Sports Center for the Disabled, the Colorado Meth Project (now Rise Above Colorado), the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, and the Alliance for Choice in Education.
Colorado U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn shares his career experiences and offers guidance for law students as they enter the profession.
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