Companies competing in highly regulated industries count on Matt Dunning for consistent, favorable outcomes. An accomplished attorney with extensive risk management experience and more than two decades of legal experience, Dunning brings strong analytical and problem-solving skills to complex business challenges. His ability to negotiate and resolve intricate disputes in fast changing, complex business environments has helped him effectively represent the interests of 501(c)(6) organizations as well as advise large non-profit organizations on employment compliance issues across 11 jurisdictions, including California, New York and the District of Columbia.Dunning has successfully litigated and mediated employment contract issues including for-cause terminations and non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. In his career, he had defended clients against discrimination and harassment claims in Iowa and Nebraska courts and in administrative proceedings in multiple states, including Nebraska Supreme Court arguments.
Matthew is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Previous to joining Vandenack Weaver, Dunning served as counsel to the Nebraska Association of School Boards and its technology subsidiary, Sparq Data Solutions, Inc,. His work with the Association included representation of the 501(c)(6)’s interests before the Unicameral and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.