Nelson G. Dong
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Nelson G. Dong

Partner
dong.nelson@dorsey.com

Overview

NELSON REGULARLY ADVISES CORPORATIONS, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES, OTHER INDEPENDENT RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, ENGINEERING AND MEDICAL SOCIETIES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD ON EXPORT CONTROL, ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AND NATIONAL SECURITY MATTERS AND ON INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY LAW ISSUES.

A partner in Dorsey's Corporate group, Chair of the National Security Law practice and co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific practice, Nelson has substantial experience in counseling e-commerce, semiconductor, electronics, computer hardware and software, and biomedical and biotechnology companies with special expertise in domestic and international technology licensing, outsourcing and manufacturing in Asia and U.S. export control matters.

He has frequently written about intellectual property law, U.S. export control law, technology related business transactions between the U.S. and Asian or European countries, international strategic alliances, the Exon-Florio law on foreign investments in U.S. technology companies, university-based technology transfer, academic entrepreneurship, academic conflicts of interest and the financing and organization of high technology businesses. He has lectured on such topics throughout the United States and in Austria, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China.

Prior Experience
Nelson was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston (1980-82); Deputy Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice (1979-80); and White House Fellow and Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney General Griffin B. Bell, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (1978-79).

Education & Admissions

Yale Law School (J.D., 1974)

Stanford University (A.B., Economics, 1971), Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Washington

News & Resources

Articles

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Russia Sanctions Bill
Trump Administration’s First Major Statement On Foreign Trade Affects Agriculture
Another New Day in Cuba: The Obama Administration Further Loosens U.S. Sanctions
Yates Memo in Action: No Cooperation Credit in FCPA Enforcement for Failing to Disclose Key Facts
Another Shoe Drops: More Changes to the U.S. Cuban Sanctions from the White House
Moving Forward with Iran: An Update on U.S. Business Interests and the Iran Nuclear Settlement
Dorsey Partner Nelson Dong Panelist at Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle Luncheon
Defense Department Proposes to Expand Applicability of Electronic-Counterfeit-Parts Regulations; Tens of Thousands of Contractors and Subcontractors—Including Small Businesses—Affected
U.S. Business Interests and the 2015 Iran Nuclear Settlement: A Critical First Appraisal
Obama Administration Announces Historic Easing of Economic Sanctions Against Cuba
Practical Guidance for Dealing with OFAC’s Recently Released Ukraine Related Sanctions Regulations and the EU’s Ukraine Sanctions
Dorsey Partners Larry Ward and Nelson Dong Review Obama Administration's Export Control Reform
Upcoming Deadlines for Iran Sanctions
New Immigration Form Mandates Immediate Awareness of U.S. Export Control Laws
"International Academic Travel and U.S. Export Controls," NACUANOTES
New Rules for Review of Foreign Investment in the United States to Become Effective October 24, 2007
"The New Challenges of 'Deemed Exports' to China," R&D Executive Magazine
"U.S. Technology Companies in China and New Pathways to 'Deemed Export' Compliance," Techline
"Associations, OFAC Embargoes, and New OFAC Rulings," ASAE

News & Press Mentions

King County Bar Association Bulletin Profile "Nelson Dong: A Good Son"
IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Six Dorsey Attorneys in World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2016
Dorsey Partner Nelson Dong Comments on International Data Monitoring
Dorsey Partner Nelson Dong Comments on New Espionage Rules
Dorsey Partner Nelson Dong: As China Grows, U.S. Needs to be United
Nelson Dong quoted in Science on targeting of Chinese-American scientists by U.S. enforcement agencies
Dorsey Partner Nelson Dong Remarks on Chinese President Xi Visit
IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Five Dorsey Attorneys in World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2015
Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Seattle
Dorsey Partner Nelson Dong Remarks on US Lifting Cuban Embargo
Dorsey Partner Nelson Dong Panelist at LiveWire
Congratulations MN Asian Pacific American Bar Association
IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Five Dorsey Attorneys in World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2014
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Seattle
IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Five Dorsey Attorneys in World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2013
U.S. Exports to China Expected to Grow

Select Presentations

  • Panelist, “Export Control Reform and Industry,” ICE Seattle Export Control Seminar, October 2013
  • Presenter, “Cyber Security and International Travel,” ICE Seattle Export Control Seminar, October 2013
  • Presenter, “Recent Developments with CFIUS,” Dorsey U CLE Program, July 17, 2013
  • Panelist, “Chinese Companies’ Outbound Investment in the United States,” Fourth Fudan EMBA New York Forum, Bank of America Tower, May 6, 2013
  • "Going Global: Ensuring Compliance with U.S. Law," Dorsey Symposium for Corporate Leaders, February 2009

Industries & Practices

Educational Publishing, Technology & Services
Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • Anti-Corruption Group
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Aviation
  • Canada
  • China
  • Educational Publishing, Technology & Services
  • Emerging Companies
  • Europe
  • Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • National Security Law
  • Technology Commerce

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Director, National Committee on U.S. – China Relations
  • Member, KUOW Board of Directors
  • Director, Washington State China Relations Council
  • Member, President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration, 1999-2001 and 2010-present
  • Associate Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Member of the Committee of 100 (a national non-profit organization working for better U.S.-China relations and the civil rights of Chinese Americans)
  • President, TechLaw Group (an international consortium of leading law firms that serve high technology clients), 1996-99
  • Member, American Bar Association, Sections on Business Law and International Law and Practice and Asian Bar Association of Washington
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Accolades

  • Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 - World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2013
  • Named a “Top Rated Lawyer” in Technology Law by American Lawyer Media, 2013
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Listed as a Washington Super Lawyer, 2011
Nelson G. Dong