Sean P. Dunn is synonymous with integrity, intelligence and results in the halls of the Ohio Statehouse. And he focuses on solving problems, not settling scores. This winning combination has propelled Sean and his firm to the top of an elite list of the most sought-after government experts in Ohio. After serving at global professional service firms, Sean founded Sean P. Dunn & Associates in 2002 to offer clients a more personal and smart approach to government affairs.
Sean is known for his ability to navigate the most difficult complex legislative and regulatory matters, which often involve difficult legal aspects and potential public relations ramifications. Even his peers at other lobbying firms frequently recommend him to handle the most sophisticated government affairs challenges.
Prior to founding his own firm, Sean practiced law as an associate in the Government Affairs Group of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP from 1995 to 2002. While at Calfee, he focused on technology, public utility, legislative, regulatory and ethics matters. He was the lead attorney for numerous hard-fought zoning challenges across Ohio. Sean was instrumental in the passage of Ohio’s electric utility deregulation legislation and several pivotal reforms in telecommunications. Before joining Calfee, Sean was an associate with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, where he practiced in the Environmental Law Group.
Sean’s background also includes positions with the Office of Chief Legal Counsel to the Ohio Governor, the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee, the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, and the Ohio Senate Majority Caucus. Before becoming a lawyer, he was an associate with KPMG in Chicago, where he earned the Certified Public Accountant designation in 1990.
He is a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University, earning a J.D. with Honors in Law in 1994, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude with University Honors, in 1989.
Sean previously served on Ohio’s Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board, and currently serves on the City of New Albany’s Community Reinvestment Act Housing Council. He also serves on the YMCA Youth and Government Statewide Advisory Committee and as the Advisor for his local Youth and Government high school delegation. Sean is an Ohio Commodore and a 1998 Leadership Columbus graduate. An instrument-rated private pilot, Sean enjoys cycling, golf and camping in his spare time.