Daniel Dunne, a partner in Orrick's Seattle office, is a member of the Litigation Division, specifically the Securities Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement Group.
Dunne focuses his practice on defense of financial institutions, corporations,
directors and officers, and accountants in complex litigation in federal and
state courts. Dan has tried more than a dozen cases to verdict in state
and federal courts.
Dan has enjoyed considerable success in high-profile national
matters with the finest law firms in the country, from arguing in the Delaware
Court of Chancery on behalf of Blucora’s directors, to arguing in October in
the Washington Supreme Court on behalf of Credit Suisse on a critical issue of
first impression under the Washington State Securities Act, to a complete
victory following a two-week trial in the Western District of Washington in a
major tax dispute against the United States and the Tulalip Tribes, dismissal
of an activist investor proxy lawsuit against a Seattle-based bank, and an
October 2018 dismissal of a National Rifle Association suit challenging a City
of Seattle safe gun storage ordinance. Dan also has active matters advising
Washington’s most sophisticated legal clients with respect to shareholder
matters, including Microsoft, Seattle Genetics (Washington’s most successful
independent biotechnology company) and HomeStreet Bank.
Dan has also been a key part of the
winning Orrick team, leading the defense of Credit Suisse against an avalanche
of litigation related to claims involving residential mortgage-backed