Partner; Chair, Consumer Financial Services Practice
Robin Nunn never gave up on her dream of becoming a lawyer. Her work between college and law school invigorated her passion to practice law. “I went to law school after working in rural Tanzania and witnessing a developing nation for the first time. This experience became a catalyst for me.
Drawn by the extreme poverty of the region, I helped community leaders fight social injustice and promote rights, an experience that has greatly prepared me for legal practice,” she explains.
Now a partner at Dechert LLP, where she leads the consumer finance litigation practice, Nunn continues to place an emphasis on pro bono representation and mentoring lawyers. She stays true to her family’s example by seeking opportunities to promote the social good, and to her parents’ advice that “people are the only thing that matters.”
Nunn earned a B.A. at Dartmouth College, along with public service experience as community service chair of the school’s Afro-American Society and its Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority chapter. She graduated from The University of Chicago Law School with both a Juris Doctor and a Public Interest Student of the Year Award, after which she clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for the Honorable Barrington Parker, Jr.
Nunn has received numerous industry accolades for her work in diversity and pro bono representation. They include the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Rising Star award; placement on the D.C.
Access to Justice Commission’s Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll; the National Bar Association’s Outstanding Partner in a Firm finalist award; and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellowship. As a result of her family’s advice, she devotes a huge amount of time to asking herself, “Am I doing enough?” This drives not only how she thinks about and mentors people, but also how she forms business strategies and makes critical decisions.