Dinsmore & Shohl makes leadership changes

Donna King Perry

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is kicking off 2020 with a wave of changes within its leadership ranks. Dinsmore leadership has elected Donna King Perry to return to the firm’s board of directors and has named Matthew P. Gunn to serve as the leader of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group.

Perry joins the 18-member board for a three-year term effective immediately. Each Dinsmore office region is represented by at least one seat on the board. Perry represents the Kentucky offices. She returns to the board after an eight-year hiatus and is looking forward to working with new members and seeing how the firm’s growth since 2012 has brought both opportunities and challenges.

Perry led the merger between Dinsmore and her previous firm, Woodward, Hobson & Fulton, L.L.P in 2009. Prior to the merger, she had become the first-ever female office managing partner at a major law firm in the state of Kentucky. She focuses her practice on labor, employment and general litigation. Her work includes all aspects of pre-litigation investigation, evidence and witness preparation, trial and appellate work, and responding and participating in agency investigations, including the Departments of Labor and Civil Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. She is also a trained and experienced mediator and has completed extensive mediation training with Duke University and the University of Kentucky.

Perry has been named a top attorney in Chambers, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers; she was named by Louisville Business First as one of 20 people to know in law in Louisville in 2019.

Matthew P. Gunn

Gunn is a partner in the firm’s Louisville office and has concentrated his practice in business immigration law for over 20 years.  He joined Dinsmore in 2015 after serving as Practice Group Leader for immigration at two prior firms.

The Dinsmore Immigration Group crafts strategies and solutions to meet the unique immigration needs of its clients. It anticipates the areas where the U.S. government may challenge a case, and Dinsmore attorneys reverse-engineer the process to lower the risk of denial. As counselors, they help clients adapt their immigration sponsorship policies and compliance programs to keep pace with evolving legal standards.

Gunn is excited to continue the growth of the Dinsmore Immigration Group across the firm’s growing national footprint. He is confident his group will be at the forefront of the legal community’s response to immigration policy and embraces the opportunity to create positive solutions for Dinsmore’s clients in these turbulent times.