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James Henry Dunne, Esq.James Henry Dunne, Esq.

James Henry Dunne, Esq.


Management: Strategy and Entrepreneurship

J.D., M.A., B.A., A.A.S.

Office:  354 Harriman Hall


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James Henry Dunne, J.D., M.A., B.A., A.A.S., joined the SUNY Stony Brook University College of Business in 2023. He prides himself on fusing his vast and varied experiences in legal practice, entrepreneurial endeavors, management and operations, higher education, and peer-reviewed publication, to create a unique, engaging, and impactful classroom experience for the students he has the opportunity to work with.

Prior to joining the CoB at SBU, James had taught entrepreneurship, business law, business ethics, and several hospitality management subjects from 1997 to 2023 as a member of the faculty at New York Institute of Technology. He also served as Assistant Dean and Department Chair in their School of Management for a period of that time.

James is a licensed and practicing attorney in the state of New York with much of his practice dedicated to providing legal counsel pertaining to corporate law, corporate governance, business transactions, risk management, human resource and employment law, NYS and County regulatory compliance, and intellectual property, for entrepreneurial start-ups, established business operators, and multi-unit organizations. He is experienced at providing legal counsel at all stages of the business cycle for a vast array of industries, including but not limited to Licensed Professionals, Health Care, Retail Businesses, Trades, Contractors, Not-for-Profits, and all areas of the Hospitality industry, including Food, Beverage, Restaurant, Hotel, Catering, and Event / Entertainment businesses.

James is trained and certified by the NYS Bar Association in commercial dispute resolution (pursuant to Part 146 of the Rules of the NYS Chief Administrative Judge) to resolve disputes between commercial entities through mediation and arbitration. He was appointed to the New York Supreme Court Roster (Suffolk County) of Commercial Division Mediators.

In addition to his law practice, James is himself an entrepreneur that ‘walks the talk’. He is the President of SvDynamics Inc. (dba "Service Dynamics" – a hospitality industry consulting and training company he founded in 1995; and dba "Vino U." – a wine tasting event entertainment company he founded in 2005).

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Scholarly Contributions
James has published research on various business and legal topics, with a demonstrated record of recent publication, including Australian Business Deans Council “A”, “B”, and “C” ranked high-impact business research journals.

James has also published in additional peer-reviewed research journals, as well as trade magazines, trade journals, and business / legal newsletters. In addition, he has delivered presentations at academic conferences and professional business conferences.

Scholarly Research Publication (2018 to present)
March 2023
J. Dunne, P. Harris, K. Kinkela
Case Study: Impact of Regulatory Restrictions and Tax Policy on Breakeven and Risk Management
Journal of Risk and Financial Management
ABDC “B” Rank

October 2022
B. Mutharaj, R. Chaudhary, J. Dunne
“Green Supply Chain Management: A theoretical framework and research directions”
Computers & Industrial Engineering, Volume 172, Part A
ABDC “A” Rank

September 2021
J. Dunne, P. Harris, T. Jalbert
“Mitigating Risk Amidst Catastrophic Events: A focus on shareholder and operating agreements”
Outstanding Research Award
Review of Business and Finance Studies
25% accept rate / double blind peer review

January / February 2021
J. Dunne, P. Harris
Risk Management and COVID-19: Business Resiliency Recommendations
Lead / Cover Article
ABDC “C” Rank
Internal Auditing - Thomson Reuters

Academic Conference Presentations / Proceedings (2018 to present)
May 2021
Lead Writer / Presenter
“Mitigating Risk Amidst Catastrophic Events: A focus on shareholder and operating agreements” Best in Session Award
The Institute for Business and Finance Research, May 25-28, 2021, Costa Rica.

May 2021
Lead Writer / Presenter
Case Study: Main Street Retailer Response to Covid-19 Related Government Restrictions on Operations
The Institute for Business and Finance Research, May 25-28, 2021, Costa Rica.

Professional Conference Presentations (2018 to present)
May 2023
“The Long Island Food Council Education Series: License and Permit Regulatory and Compliance Panel Discission with the New York State Liquor Authority, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Nassau County Department of Health, and Suffolk County Department of Health”
Long Island Food Council @ RXR Executive Plaza, Melville, NY

March 2023
Keynote Speaker
“Website Design and ADA Accessibility: Is your website vulnerable to the recent wave of lawsuits to small businesses? Learn about design tactics to avoid liability.”
Huntington Chamber of Commerce

March 2019
Keynote Speaker
“Implications of Refusing to Serve a Guest: Legal Principles vs. Foundations of Hospitality”
International Restaurant & Foodservice Show @ Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

November 2018
Keynote Speaker
“Can My Operation Refuse to Serve a Guest?”
LIHA Fall Conference Presentation @ St. Joseph’s College

Book Publication
"Service Dynamics - Profitable Hospitality for the New Millennium"

In the Media
James has been utilized as an expert source on various business and legal topics and extensively sourced in various media platforms. In addition, he has several notable television and radio appearances.

In the Media > Legal

In the Media > Entrepreneurial

Sampling of News Articles Citing James as an Expert Legal / Entrepreneurial Source
June 2021
"Why Restaurant Jobs are Going Begging on Long Island?"
by Victor Ocasio, LI Newsday

April 2020
"11 Ways to Help Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus Right Now
by Nicole Spector, NBC News

June 2018
"Red Hen owner had legal right to tell Sarah Sanders to leave, but it's bad for business, experts say”
by Michael Bartiromo, Fox News

December 2018
"Dining at the Grand Hotel"
by Adina Genn, Long Island Business News

February 2018 / 2019
"Liquor Liability Insurance Cost, Coverage & Who Needs It”
by Kent Thune / Virginia Hamill, Fit Small Business

Appearances as an Expert Source
Print / Digital:
NY Times, LI Newsday, LI Business News, Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service, NY Daily News, Distinction, House, American Express Briefing, Nation's Restaurant News, Restaurant Report, Financial Advisor, and more.

TV / Radio:
ABC-7 News NY, WLIW 21 (NY), WLNY 10/55 (NY), LI News Tonight (NY), WHPC 90.3FM (Garden City, NY), KZBN Radio (Santa Barbara, CA)

BUS 353 - Entrepreneurship
BUS 441 - Business Strategy
BUS 447 - Business Ethics
MBA 507 - Ethics in Management