Hon. Randall L. Dunn (ret.)

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Retired
Portland
Oregon

Hon. Randall Dunn (ret.) (Portland, Ore.) is a retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon and was born and grew up in Northwest Indiana. He also had been appointed to the Ninth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) and served as the BAP’s Chief Judge. Judge Dunn obtained his undergraduate degree with honors from Northwestern University and is a 1975 graduate of the Stanford University Law School, where he was an articles editor of its law review. Prior to his appointment as a Bankruptcy Judge in 1998, he was the managing partner of the Portland office of the law firm of Copeland, Landye, Bennett and Wolf, LLP, where his practice focused on corporate/business, securities and bankruptcy law. In the bankruptcy area, Judge Dunn represented a number of creditors committees in chapter 11 cases, but his work also encompassed representation of creditors and debtors in matters ranging from preference defenses to representing individual debtors in chapter 7. He also did substantial loan-documentation work and worked extensively in business-entity formation and on mergers and acquisitions. Judge Dunn is a past president of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, having served previously as NCBJ Treasurer and Secretary, as well as serving on its Board of Governors. He has served as chair of the Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Section and spent five years as editor-in-chief of its newsletter publication, Bankruptcy Briefs. In addition, he has been very active in the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section, serving four terms on the Executive Committee, one term as Treasurer and two years as editor-in-chief of the Oregon Debtor-Creditor Newsletter, and he has worked on several of the Section’s subcommittees. He also has served as chair of the Ninth Circuit's Bankruptcy Education Committee and as the representative of Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Judges on the Ninth Circuit Executive Committee, which is the planning body for the Ninth Circuit Conference.