Robin Nunn

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Robin Nunn serves as chair of Dechert’s Consumer Financial Services practice. Ms. Nunn’s practice includes regulatory, enforcement and complex civil litigation.


Ms. Nunn has represented clients from the financial services, insurance, communications, manufacturing, oil and gas, and technology industries on a variety of matters relating to antitrust litigation, government contracts, securities class actions, internal investigations, shareholder derivative litigation, intellectual property, and other complex litigation. She has represented institutions in matters initiated by federal agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB/BCFP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Reserve Board (FRB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), as well as state attorneys general and state banking regulators.


In addition, Ms. Nunn assists clients with both traditional legal, ethical and policy risks to an array of products and services and novel issues connected to new communication technologies, blockchain, artificial intelligence and big data. She has significant experience in the statistical review and analysis of data and design and implementation of corporate compliance programs. Her experience includes counseling on complex issues arising from supervision, regulation, investigations, enforcement actions, governance, litigation, compliance and risk management.


Ms. Nunn maintains an active pro bono practice. She has been awarded a Pro Bono Publico Award for her representation of immigrant adults and children and led a prisoner rights case which led to the reversing of a wrongful dismissal in McPeek v. Blanchard (8th Cir.). Ms. Nunn was also included on the DC Access to Justice Commission’s Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2018.


Recently, Ms. Nunn was selected as an honoree for the annual “25 Influential Black Women in Business” awards by The Network Journal. She is active in the legal community, regularly speaking on topics of interest in financial services litigation, securities class actions, internal investigations, and other complex litigation. Ms. Nunn was named as a Minority Corporate Counsel Association Rising Star in 2018, Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity in 2018, and National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division Achievement Finalist in 2018.

In 2019, Ms. Nunn co-authored the “Challenging Governmental Use of AI” chapter of the Law of AI and Smart Machines and co-authored the “AI and Discrimination” chapter of the Cambridge Handbook on Law and Algorithms. She is active in the National Bar Association’s Corporate Law Section and American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, where she is a chair of the Consumer Financial Services Committee Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Women Lawyers Division Greater Washington Area Chapter Law Firm and In House Counsel Committee, as well as the Banking Law Committee’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.


Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Nunn was a partner and co-leader of the supervision, enforcement and litigation practice of another global law firm. Previously, she served as a senior lawyer at two large financial institutions.



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