"Upon first meeting Tricia Dunlap, you'll notice 3 things immediately; energy, passion and determination. As you get to know her, you'll understand why she is considered a trusted legal counsel and partner to business owners. When she explains complex concepts with simple clarity, you'll experience her teaching roots. Sitting in the audience of one of her speaking engagements, you'll realize that she is a force for good in the world."
Complex ideas, explained simply
Tricia’s years as a National Board Certified Teacher honed her ability to turn complicated ideas into relevant and accessible information.
She blends her knowledge, charisma, and humor into an approach tailored for your organization.
As an experienced public speaker, Tricia will:
Understand your goals for the presentation
Learn about your audience and their points of view
Offer actionable and inspiring next steps
At age 40 with two teenagers at home, Tricia leapt from teaching to law school. After several years at a global BigLaw firm, she made another leap and started Dunlap Law to satisfy her desire for greater freedom and her nerdy love for solving gnarly problems.
Dunlap Law is the only certified B Corp law firm in Virginia or D.C. because Tricia truly believes that business can be a force for good. She is determined that Dunlap Law will be more than a solid business – it will also make positive impacts on the world.
Tricia provides counsel to a wide variety of clients on general business law, IP, licensing and contracts, and regulatory compliance. With recognized expertise in corporate sustainability, she also focuses on how businesses measure and manage their nonfinancial risks, whether that means environmental issues like climate change, social issues like human rights, or emerging legal issues such as data privacy and cybersecurity.
Tricia joined the Advisory Board of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and served on the Consumption Industry Working Group, giving SASB feedback on proposed sustainability standards for companies in that economic sector. Working with a small team of other SASB Subject Matter Experts, Tricia helped create the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Level 1 and Level 2 credentialing exams. Tricia is proud to hold the credential she helped create.
Because she is a glutton for punishment and every business faces challenges with data privacy and cybersecurity, Tricia holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is also 2020-2021 co-chair of the IAPP's KnowledgeNet, Richmond Chapter.
Recent Speaking Topics
“Why We’re Called ‘Counsel’ – How a Good Lawyer Brings Value to Business”
“Cybersecurity: The Monster Hiding In Every Closet”
Law & Ethics”
“The Future of Impact Investing in Public Markets”
“Beyond Finance: ESG Investing in the New Millennium”
“Developments in EU Cross-Border Governance” (sustainability disclosures in the EU)
Recent Speaking Engagements
From Tricia’s Audiences
“Tricia’s insights into corporate sustainability and her entertaining delivery were a perfect fit. VIIF relied on her to help our audience understand sustainability and ESG investing and she delivered.”