Amy Dunning, Esq.

Amy Dunning was appointed in September 2013, as the General Counsel for the Office of Compliance. Prior to joining the office, Ms. Dunning served as the Regional Director/Chief Administrative Judge for the Merit Systems Protection Board’s Western Regional Office from 2001 to 2013. From 1998-2001 Ms. Dunning served as Counsel to the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, in London, United Kingdom. As the senior Navy Office of the General Counsel attorney in Europe, she provided legal services throughout Europe as well as in Bahrain.

Prior to working in London, Ms. Dunning served on the legal staff of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Civilian Personnel/Equal Employment Opportunity), as Counsel to the Director, Human Resources Operations Center. From 1993-1994, Ms. Dunning worked in the Justice Management Division of the Department of Justice representing management in cases brought by Department of Justice employees and their unions.

Ms. Dunning served eight years on active duty as a Judge Advocate with the U.S. Marine Corps, including time spent mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom. She retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in January 2009.

Ms. Dunning is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri in 1981 and her law degree from Southern Illinois University in 1984. She earned an LL.M in Labor Law from Georgetown University in 1990. Ms. Dunning is admitted to practice law in California, Illinois, and the District of Columbia.