Silicon Valley partner Lisa Nguyen has been recognized as a National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) 2020 Best Under 40 honoree.
Nguyen advises leading software, technology, medical device, and automotive clients in bet-the-company and cutting-edge patent disputes. Her targeted approach to litigation has resulted in victories at trial, summary judgment, and motions to dismiss, and secured walk-aways for defendants with no payment to plaintiffs, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs awards. Nguyen is admitted to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office, and is a member of the PTAB Bar Association. She regularly speaks on intellectual property issues, including patent litigation strategy as part of the firm’s “Keeping Tabs on the PTAB” webcast series.
Dedicated to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to mentoring junior lawyers, Nguyen currently serves on the firm’s Diversity Leadership Committee, and as partner advisor to the Asian & Middle Eastern Lawyers Group. She regularly serves as a faculty member at the firm’s training academies for associates, including its Diversity Leadership Academy, which brings together over 200 practicing Latham lawyers and law students for a multi-day professional skills building and networking event. Nguyen maintains a pro bono practice that includes asylum and human trafficking cases, and previously served on the firm’s Pro Bono and Mentoring Committees. Nguyen serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian Law Alliance, a non-profit organization providing equal access to the justice system to low-income communities in Silicon Valley, and the Advisory Board for PracticePro, a legal education startup that provides coaching and training to law students from underrepresented communities.
The Best Under 40 list recognizes “talented individuals within the Asian Pacific American legal community under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields of endeavor — be it the practice of law, academia, business, civic and charitable affairs, the judiciary, or politics—and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to Asian Pacific American civic or community affairs.”