Jeffrey D. Dunn



500 N. Akard Street
Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

O: 214.855.7500
D: 214.855.7588

Jeff’s practice is focused on representing banks, other financial institutions, and nonbank creditors in complex corporate lending transactions and restructurings as well as federal and state consumer finance law compliance. He has served as an expert legal witness on Texas usury law in twelve lawsuits and often advises other lawyers on usury law compliance. His practice area also includes representation of merchants, payment processors, and banks engaged in automated clearing house (ACH) electronic payments transactions and National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA) rules compliance.

In December 2007, Jeff was a delegate representing the International Bar Association at the Resumed 40th Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) convening in Vienna, Austria, during which the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions was completed and adopted.



  • Master of Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Texas A&M University

    Student Body President, 1975-76

  • Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law

    Southwestern Law Journal, Leading Articles Editor


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America in Banking Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2006-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Texas' Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc., 2014-2016


  • Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas

  • Community Council of Greater Dallas, Former Board Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law and Real Property Law Sections
  • Dallas County Historical Commission, Past Chairman
  • Financial Institutions Legal Counsel Network, Former President
  • National Automated Clearinghouse Association, Member of NACHA's National Arbitration Board
  • San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board, Past Chairman (Appointed by Gov. George W. Bush and reappointed by Gov. Rick Perry)
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law, Section Council (Former Chair of the Commercial Credit Committee, Member of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee, and Member of the Consumer Credit Committee Member), Consumer and Commercial Law and Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections
  • SWACHA: The Electronic Payments Resource, Affiliate Member, and appointed sole legal services  consultant for members, 2015
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel, Former Board of Directors
  • Texas Department of Banking, Interstate Branch Banking Task Force, 1998
  • Texas State Historical Association, Board of Directors


November 2015
Presenter: Moving Together @ the Speed of Change Executive Payments Summit This summit is designed to elevate the conversation about the challenges and opportunities facing the payments industry.