September 06, 2022


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WASHINGTON – Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is pleased that, today, President Joseph R. Biden has appointed S. Douglas Bunch, a partner of the firm, as a Representative of the United States to the 77th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Mr. Bunch will serve as a member of the United States delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations, which will open on Tuesday, September 13.

Mr. Bunch is a member of Cohen Milstein’s Securities Litigation and Investor Protection practice group, and co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Mr. Bunch represents public and private pension fund investors in securities and shareholder class actions. For his work, Mr. Bunch has been named to Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers,” Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List,” and Law360’s “Rising Stars – Securities,” honoring lawyers under the age of 40 whose professional accomplishments transcend their age.

Mr. Bunch also plays a prolific role in empowering students and cultivating educational opportunity – nationally and globally. He is the co-founder and chairman of Global Playground, Inc., a nonprofit that builds schools and other educational infrastructure in the developing world, and serves or has served on the boards of multiple other education nonprofits. Mr. Bunch has also twice been appointed, in 2016 and again in 2020, by governors of Virginia to the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary, the university’s governing board, where he currently serves on the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Committee on Institutional Advancement.

Recently, Mr. Bunch, who is a leader in the Washington, D.C. LGBTQ+ community, has acted as amicus curie counsel to Equality Virginia, the Commonwealth’s leading advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ equality, in filing amicus briefs in support of transgender students in Virginia public schools.

“Doug is an exceptional attorney – fair-minded, objective and intellectually driven in all of his pursuits. Given his dedication to addressing global education issues, I’m certain he’ll be an asset to the United States and the United Nations,” said Steven J. Toll, managing partner of Cohen Milstein and Co-chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice. “We are extremely proud of Doug.”

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mr. Bunch graduated with a B.A., summa cum laude, from the College of William & Mary, earned an Ed.M. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and received his J.D. from William & Mary Law School, where he was a recipient of the Benjamin Rush Medal in 2006. In 2011, he was awarded William & Mary Law School’s inaugural W. Taylor Reveley III award, recognizing alumni who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to public service.

Mr. Bunch is a native of Augusta County, in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

Since President Biden took office on January 20, 2021, three attorneys from Cohen Milstein have been appointed to high-ranking posts in the Biden Administration. In January 2021, Shaylyn Cochran was tapped to join the U.S. Department of Justice, where she now serves as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel, Office of the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. On April 1, 2022, President Biden announced the nomination of Kalpana Kotagal as a Commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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