Jeffrey

D. Dunn

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

Overview

Jeff’s practice is focused on representing banks, other financial institutions, nonbank creditors and debtors in complex corporate lending transactions and restructurings and federal and state consumer finance law compliance. He has served as an expert legal witness on Texas usury law in twelve lawsuits. His practice also encompasses payments law, including 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.

Jeff and his wife, Lea, live in Dallas and have two sons.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®, Peer Review RatedTM
  • Woodward/White, Inc. – Best Lawyers in America, Texas’ Best Lawyers, Banking and Finance Law (2006-2018); Best Lawyers in America, Texas’ Best Lawyers, Financial Services Regulation Law (2011-2018); Best Lawyers in America, Texas’ Best Lawyers, Litigation – Banking and Finance (2011-2017)
  • Memberships

    • Community Council of Greater Dallas (Former Board of Directors)
    • Conference on Consumer Finance Law
    • Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law and Real Property Law Sections
    • Dallas County Historical Commission (Former Chairman)
    • ePay Resources, formerly known as SWACHA - The Electronic Payments Resource (Affiliate Member)
    • Financial Institutions Legal Counsel Network (Former President)
    • NACHA - National Automated Clearing House Association (Arbitration Board)
    • Payday Loan Bar Association
    • San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board (Public Member; Appointed by Governor George W. Bush in 1996; Reappointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2002; Former Chairman)
    • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section (Former Governing Council; Former Commercial Financial Services Committee Chairman) and Consumer Law Section (Former Governing Council)
    • Texas Association of Bank Counsel (Former Board of Directors)
    • Texas Department of Banking, Interstate Branch Banking Task Force
    • Texas State Historical Association (Former Board of Directors)

Overview

Jeff’s practice is focused on representing banks, other financial institutions, nonbank creditors and debtors in complex corporate lending transactions and restructurings and federal and state consumer finance law compliance. He has served as an expert legal witness on Texas usury law in twelve lawsuits. His practice also encompasses payments law, including 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.

Jeff and his wife, Lea, live in Dallas and have two sons.

Experience

  • Consumer Finance

    Served as lead consumer credit compliance counsel for a multistate student loan company.

  • Consumer Finance

    Served as Texas home equity loan compliance counsel for a Louisiana bank, a Florida-based mortgage servicing company, multistate national banks and other lenders.

  • Consumer Finance

    Served as Texas consumer credit compliance counsel for multi-state consumer retailers, including the preparation of retail installment sale and retail charge card contracts

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