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Robert Dunn Appointed Director of Public Policy


Robert E. Dunn, Jr., Esq., Appointed Director of Public Policy
for the Diocese of Manchester 

(MANCHESTER, NH) – The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, announced today the appointment of Robert E. Dunn, Jr., Esq., to serve as the Diocese of Manchester’s new Director of Public Policy. He began work at the diocese on August 12.

“As faithful Catholic citizens it is our responsibility to raise awareness of Gospel values in our society. Bob has many years of experience doing just that. He is the right person for this position and it is a blessing to have him,” said Bishop Libasci.

Prior to his employment at the diocese, Attorney Dunn was the director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs for Devine Millimet for 19 years. Among the clients he has represented in Concord are the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, New Hampshire Catholic Charities, and Catholic Medical Center. Attorney Dunn is also an adjunct professor at UNH Law School, where he teaches courses on the legislative process.

Before entering private practice, Attorney Dunn served as the Assistant Commissioner of the NH Department of Safety and as an Assistant Attorney General in the NH Department of Justice. In 2015 he was named by Business NH Magazine as the top lawyer-lobbyist in New Hampshire, and he was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 and as The Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyer of the Year in the field of government relations in Concord. He currently serves as president of the NH Catholic Lawyers Guild.

Attorney Dunn received his undergraduate degree in Classics from the College of the Holy Cross and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Dunn is a parishioner of parishioner at St. Jude in Londonderry. He lives in Londonderry with his wife Jean.

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The Diocese of Manchester is the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire, serving the needs of nearly 235,000 Catholics. For more information, please visit www.catholicnh.org/overview.