Aedan Dunn’s practice focuses primarily on civil disputes, and their clients have included private equity firms and their portfolio companies, as well as public companies. They also maintain an active pro bono practice. Aedan has represented clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration. They have experience on both the plaintiff and defense side with most phases of litigation, from considering potential causes of action to trial preparation. Aedan has conducted factual and legal research; drafted briefing on dispositive and non-dispositive motions at various phases of litigation; drafted written discovery requests and responses; coordinated and conducted review of documents in discovery; drafted deposition outlines and second chaired depositions; and assisted with trial preparation.
Aedan is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, where they served as a research assistant to Professor Linda C. McClain, senior notes editor for the Boston University Law Review, and preceptor for the 2020 Edward C. Stone Moot Court Competition. They won an award for best brief in the 2019 Edward C. Stone Moot Court Competition, and they represented Boston University School of Law at the 46th Annual Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition in 2021. During law school, Aedan interned with the Honorable Vickie L. Henry of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and with the Victim Rights Law Center, and they served as a volunteer on the GLAD Answers Legal Information Helpline.
Business & Commercial Litigation
- Represents private equity firm in defending against fraudulent transfer action in federal court.
- Represents investment adviser in appellate defense of state-law securities fraud claims.
- Represents athletic company in defense of various claims filed in multiple state and federal courts throughout the United States.
- Represented public company in arbitration of dispute related to acquisition of early-stage company.
- Represented private equity firm as both defendant and counterclaim plaintiff in breach of contract and fraud litigation.
Government Investigations & Enforcement
- Represents several private equity firms in responding to subpoenas from government agencies, including the Securities & Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.
- Represents incarcerated person in Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”) litigation on remand to district court after obtaining favorable decision on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- Represents class action plaintiffs in state court lawsuit against state government agency.
- Represents Haitian family in immigration status applications after obtaining administrative dismissal of their removal proceedings.
- Regularly represents transgender clients in name change and other matters through Ropes & Gray’s Project Validate initiative.
- Represented state government agency in successfully defending appeal before state appellate court.
- JD, magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2021; Senior Notes Editor, Boston University Law Review
- BBA (Finance), summa cum laude, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2018
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2021