Dwaune L.


Dwaune Dupree counsels investment funds and business development companies (BDCs) on a broad range of corporate, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance matters. He also advises clients on various capital markets transactions to ensure compliance with federal securities laws governed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

Dwaune began his legal career at Sutherland, where he represented corporations and partnerships in domestic and international tax issues arising from general business operations and complex financial transactions.

Prior to re-joining Sutherland, Dwaune served as counsel for Financial Policy at a large insurance trade association in Washington, DC. In that role, he represented property casualty insurance companies on tax and financial regulatory matters before state, federal and international administrators, regulators and legislators.

During law school, Dwaune served as an intern for the Honorable Henry E. Autrey of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Awards and Rankings

Named to the 2012 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

Professional Activities

Alternate Hearing Committee Member, District of Columbia Board of Professional Responsibility
Co-chair, Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers Young Lawyers Subcommittee, American Bar Association
Member, Taxation Section, American Bar Association
Member, Taxation Section, District of Columbia Bar Association
Former Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing, Washington University School of Law

  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, Managing Editor, Washington University Global Studies Law Review
  • B.S., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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