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practice accolades

Investment Management

Ranked, National Tier 1: Securities/Capital Markets Law, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2015)

Ranked: Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds in The U.S. Legal 500 (2014)

Ranked: Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealer Regulation in Chambers USA (2014)

Ranked: Investment Funds: Registered Funds in Chambers USA (2014)

bar admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
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Mary M. Dunbar
Of Counsel

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States
Phone: +1.202.739.5358
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Mary M. Dunbar is of counsel in Morgan Lewis's Investment Management and Securities Industry Practice. Ms. Dunbar focuses her practice on the regulation of broker-dealers and the securities markets. She advises broker-dealers and exchanges on a wide variety of regulatory and transactional matters, including compliance, supervision, and reporting issues and mergers and acquisitions. She also represents such clients and their employees in investigations and disciplinary proceedings and conducts internal investigations.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis in June 2005, Ms. Dunbar served as vice president and deputy general counsel of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. She also served in the Office of General Counsel for NASD and NASD Regulation, Inc. (now FINRA), with a total of eight years of experience as a self-regulatory organization attorney. Prior to her experience with NASD Regulation, Ms. Dunbar was the acting director and senior counsel for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Ms. Dunbar began her career as a litigation associate for a Washington, D.C. law firm.

Ms. Dunbar is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.


  • University of Nebraska, B.S. (Business Administration), With Distinction
  • University of Virginia, J.D. (Law)