Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1981
  • B.A., Haverford College, 1978
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James A. Dunbar


Jamie Dunbar is a litigator who spends much of his time on representation of individuals and businesses in high-stakes matters. He also has extensive experience in corporate investigations, regulatory proceedings, and in other complex litigation.

Significant Matters

Relevant matters include:
  • represents financial services institution in securities class action in Delaware
  • represents financial services institutions in checking account overdraft consumer class actions in Florida
  • represented Board of Trustee of Baltimore City Fire and Police Employees Retirement System in underfunding litigation
  • represented retailer in securities class action
  • represented mutual fund and three of its independent directors in Scalisi v. Grills, et al. derivative litigation, Eastern District of New York
  • represented former CEO and former President of major financial services firm in derivative litigation challenging severance packages in the Southern District of New York
  • represented former CFO of high-tech company in derivative litigation alleging stock option backdating
  • led internal investigation of alleged money laundering by major bank and successfully represented two directors in connection with related derivative litigation
  • participated in numerous internal investigations including matters such as allegedly improper earnings management and alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • represented hospitals in actions challenging or defending the rates set under Maryland law
  • has represented numerous individuals in connection with departures from executive positions with public companies
  • represents trustees and other parties in trust and estate litigation
  • represents independent schools and other non-profits on legal issues