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S. Douglas Bunch


1100 New York Ave NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

t: 202 408 4600

f: 202 408 4699

S. Douglas Bunch, a Partner at the Firm, joined Cohen Milstein in 2006 and is a member of the Securities Fraud/Investor Protection practice group.

Mr. Bunch is currently litigating multiple securities class actions, including cases on behalf of investors in funds which served as so-called “feeder funds” for Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme; class actions on behalf of investors in residential mortgage-backed securities, including Maine State Ret. Sys. v. Countrywide Fin. Corp., No. 2:10-CV-00302 MRP (C.D. Cal.); In re Lehman Bros. Mortgage-Backed Sec. Litig., No. 08 Civ. 6762 (LAK) (S.D.N.Y.); New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund v. Residential Capital, LLC, No. 08 Civ. 8781 (HB) (S.D.N.Y.); New Jersey Carpenters Vacation Fund v. Harborview Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-4, No. 08 Civ. 5093 (HB) (S.D.N.Y.); and In re Bear Stearns Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Litig., No. 08 Civ. 8093 (LTS) (S.D.N.Y.); and In re Oppenheimer Rochester Funds Group Sec. Litig., No. 09-md-02063-JLK (D. Colo.), a class action on behalf of investors in various Oppenheimer mutual funds which alleges defendants’ failure to disclose the risks of investing in those funds.  Mr. Bunch was also instrumental in achieving the successful appeal and recent settlement, for $90 million, of Rubin v. MF Global Ltd., No. 08 Civ. 2233 (VM) (S.D.N.Y.).

Mr. Bunch is a graduate of the William & Mary School of Law (2006), where he was a recipient of the Benjamin Rush Medal. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he graduated summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Classical Studies. Mr. Bunch is also a 2003 graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, from which he holds a Master’s degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy. At Harvard, he served as an intern in the Boston office of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, where he worked closely with attorneys to enforce federal laws that protect students from discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, and disability. 

Mr. Bunch is actively involved in several nonprofit endeavors.  He is the Founder and Chairman of nonprofit Global Playground, which helps educate countless children worldwide; a member of the Board of Directors of Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, which promotes the study of Latin and the Classics in the elementary school; and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, which promotes the study of world languages more broadly.  Recently he received an award for service: in 2011, Mr. Bunch was the inaugural recipient of William & Mary School of Law’s W. Taylor Reveley Award.

Mr. Bunch is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, District of Colorado, and Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.