Dunn deal: New attorney general names deputy AG

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron announced on Tuesday that Barry Dunn to serve as Deputy Attorney General, the number two position in the office.

“Barry is an excellent lawyer who has served at the highest levels of government,” said Cameron. “Barry’s experience includes some of the most high-stakes legal matters in recent Kentucky history. His in-depth knowledge of state government and experience in the private sector will serve Kentuckians well in the Office of Attorney General.”

In 2015, Dunn was appointed as general counsel of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet. In that capacity, he served as the state’s chief attorney on the regulation of financial institutions, insurance, horse racing, alcoholic beverages, construction, professional licensing, and charitable gaming. Most recently, Dunn formed a law firm focused on litigation, government regulatory issues, and small businesses.

“I look forward to working on behalf of all Kentuckians to ensure that the Attorney General’s office performs its mandate as the chief law enforcement office of the Commonwealth,” said Dunn. “The Attorney General-elect has pledged to fight the drug epidemic, prosecute those who abuse our children and take advantage of our seniors, curb Medicaid fraud, and tackle public corruption. I look forward to addressing these issues.”

Dunn attended law school at the University of Louisville where he was named outstanding graduate, served on law review, and was president of the moot court board. He joined Stoll Keenon Ogden after law school where he was a member of the litigation, appellate, and utility regulation practice groups.

Dunn grew up in Adair County in south-central Kentucky where he served as a firefighter while attending college and later taught middle school. He and his wife now reside in Oldham County with their three children.

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