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S. Douglas Bunch '02, J.D. '06

S. Douglas BunchMr. Bunch is a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, where he is a litigator in its Securities Fraud & Investor Protection Practice Group. More recently, he has taken on litigation against large chemical manufacturers for pollution of public drinking water. Mr. Bunch co-chairs the firm's Pro Bono Committee and previously chaired its Summer Associate Committee. In 2017, Law360 named him one of the leading securities lawyers under 40 in the U.S. In September 2022, President Joseph R. Biden appointed Mr. Bunch to serve as Public Delegate of the United States to the United Nations, a position he currently holds.

At William & Mary, Mr. Bunch was a Monroe Scholar, President's Aide and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Mortar Board. He graduated summa cum laude in 2002 with a B.A. in government and classical studies and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. At Commencement he received a Ewell Award and the James Frederic Carr Memorial Cup. In 2003, Mr. Bunch graduated from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education with a Master's degree in Administration, Planning and Social Policy, with a special focus on higher education. During his time at Harvard, Mr. Bunch spent a year as a law clerk at the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights in Boston. He returned to William & Mary Law School in 2003 and completed his J.D. in 2006, receiving a Benjamin Rush medal at Commencement. In 2011, Mr. Bunch received the inaugural W. Taylor Reveley Award for his sustained commitment to public service.

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Bunch is co-founder and chairman of Global Playground, a nonprofit that builds schools and other educational infrastructure in developing countries, and is the founder and previous executive director of Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, a nonprofit organization created while he was a Monroe Scholar at William & Mary, that teaches Latin and the classics to elementary and middle school students. Mr. Bunch has also served on the boards of three other education nonprofits, including the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Virginia21 and the Modern Classrooms Project. Previously he served as a member of the Presidential Search Committee for the 28th President of William & Mary (2017-2018) and Provost Search Committee for the 6th Provost of William & Mary (2018-2019). Mr. Bunch has also served or currently serves ex officio on the university's Student Engagement and Leadership Advisory Board and Washington Center Advisory Board.

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Executive Committee
Committee on Institutional Advancement, Chair

Committee on Academic Affairs


July 1, 2020 by Governor Ralph Northam
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