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Stephanie Dunn


Judge Dunn was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals in June 2012.  Before joining the bench, she was a partner at the national law firm, Perkins Coie LLP, where she practiced from 2003-2012.  Her practice focused on complex business litigation and appellate litigation in state and federal courts as well as white collar investigations and defense.  She was a member of the firm’s securities and corporate governance litigation practice group, its appellate practice group and its investigations and white collar defense practice group.  While a partner at Perkins Coie, she was Chair of both the Denver Diversity Committee and the Denver Pro Bono Committee.  Prior to joining Perkins Coie in 2003, she was an associate in the litigation department of a New York based law firm, where her practice focused on commercial litigation.  Before that, she clerked for Chief Justice Luis Rovira of the Colorado Supreme Court.  In 2012, she was recognized as one of Law Week Colorado’s Lawyers of the Year on the Big Verdict Case list.


University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1993, Order of St. Ives, Law Review, Honor Board; University of Colorado, B.A., 1990, Phi Beta Kappa.


Admitted to the Colorado bar (1993) and the following courts: United States Supreme Court (2012); United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1995); United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1997); United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2011); and United States District Court for the District of Colorado (1994).

Professional Associations

Current or past member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, National Association of Women Judges, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Colorado Judicial Institute, Our Courts, the Colorado Lawyer’s Committee Hate Crimes Education Task Force and the Faculty of Federal Advocates; Colorado Bar Foundation, Fellow


"Inside the Minds: The Laws Behind White Collar Crime,” Aspatore Books - White Collar Chapter  (2006);  "Mitigating Corporate Criminal Liability: The Role of Corporate Compliance Programs" Financial Fraud Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 11 (Spring 1998).

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