Attorney Announcements – Dana Dunwoody Named Office Administrator Partner of Sheppard Mullin, San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14, 2008 — LAWFUEL – Dana J. Dunwoody has been named the new office administrative partner of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton’s San Diego office. Dunwoody succeeds Laura Taylor in the position, following Taylor’s recent appointment to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

“With excellent organizational skills, a strong work ethic, a fair mind and a positive outlook on life, Dana is perfect for the job,” said Guy N. Halgren, chairman of the firm.

Dunwoody is a partner in the firm’s Business Trial practice group. His practice focuses on three areas of complex litigation and trial work: business, including class action defense; real property, including CEQA and land use; and intra-corporate and partnership disputes.

Dunwoody chairs the firm’s Class Action Retail Team, co-chairs the Hospitality Practice Group and is a member of the Global Climate Change Practice Group. Additionally, he has developed significant expertise in disputes concerning hotels, resorts, and golf courses and represents international management companies and hotel owners.

Dunwoody earned a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall in 1985 and a B.A. from University of California, San Diego in 1981.

About Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Sheppard Mullin is a full service AmLaw 100 firm with more than 520 attorneys in 10 offices located throughout California and in New York, Washington, D.C. and Shanghai. The firm’s California offices are located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Century City, Orange County, Del Mar Heights and San Diego. Founded in 1927 on the principle that the firm would succeed only if its attorneys delivered prompt, high quality and cost-effective legal services, Sheppard Mullin provides legal counsel to U.S. and international clients. Companies turn to Sheppard Mullin to handle a full range of corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm’s clients include more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. For more information, please visit

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