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Transactions and energy law attorney Walter J. Dunn has joined the law firm of Adams and Reese as Partner in the firm’s Memphis office. Dunn was formerly a Partner for Holland & Knight in New York, and McGuireWoods, in Richmond, Virginia.

Dunn is licensed to practice in Tennessee, New York and Virginia.

“We are very excited to add Walter to our Memphis office and our firm’s Transactions practice and energy law group,” said Jay Campbell, Partner in Charge of the Adams and Reese Memphis office. “Walter has an impressive range of client representation in transactions and energy law from Fortune 500 clients to start-up companies, and his experience representing clients, not only nationally, but also Internationally in cross-border transactions, will be significant for our firm’s footprint and client service.”


Practicing law since 2000, Dunn has worked on corporate commercial transactions, and has extensive experience with energy transactional matters, representing large investor owned utilities and independent power producers. His focus has been the representation of developers and operators of electric generation facilities, conventional and alternative, and midstream gas facilities, both domestically and internationally.

He assists clients in the negotiation and drafting of contracts for engineering, procurement and construction of large-scale construction projects, including coal-fired power plants and supporting facilities, gas fired plants, ocean-side terminals, storage facilities, nuclear power plants, luxury hotels, office buildings and public use space domestically and internationally.

Prior to practicing law, Dunn was a marketing analyst and professional representative at Merck & Co., and was also a pharmaceutical sales representative for Bayer Corp.

Dunn earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000, and he received his M.B.A. in 1995 and his B.S. in 1989, both from Arkansas State University.

Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with 300 attorneys and advisors strategically located in 16 offices in 15 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms - "The Am Law 200". The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the "NLJ 250" list of the nation's largest law firms.