Senator Joseph Dunn

Cybersecurity Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, Former California State Senator

Senator Dunn currently serves as an adjunct professor and Senior Director for External Relations at the University of California, School of Law. He has been the leading voice and point person for the creation and launch of the UCI Cybersecurity Research Institute, an interdisciplinary, academic based research institute involving law enforcement, privacy advocates, corporate representatives, academics and legal experts.

Prior to UCI, Senator Dunn practiced law for 20 years. He served in lead roles in some of the nation's largest mass tort and class action cases in the 1980's and 90's.

He was elected to the State Senate in 1998 in what is still considered one of the greatest upsets in California legislative history. He served as Chair of the Senate Housing and Judiciary Committees but is perhaps best known for chairing the three year investigation in the California energy crisis in the early 2000's. He was dubbed by one media outlet as "The Man Who Cracked Enron".

He also served as CEO of both the California Medical Association and The State Bar of California before joining the staff at the UCI School of Law



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