Xuan-Thao Nguyen

  • Pendleton Miller Chair in Law
  • Director, Asian Law Center


Phone: (206) 616-7658
Email: xunguyen@uw.edu


J.D. 1995, Northeastern University School of Law B.A. 1990, Oberlin College

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Asian Law — Banking Law — Business and Corporate Law — Commercial Law — Comparative Law — Contracts — Corporate Governance — Cryptocurrency — E-Commerce — Entrepreneurial Law — Intellectual Property — International Business and Trade Law — IP Taxation — Law and Technology — Licensing Law — NFTs and the Metaverse — Payments — Technology Transfer — Telecommunications Law and Policy — Venture Capital

Recent Courses

LAW A 503 Property I
LAW E 511 Venture Capital Deals

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Books or Treatises

Professional Publications

  • Speaker, "U.S. Data Governance in Financial Institutions: Law and Best Practices", Shanghai Forum on Data Governance in Financial Institutions, Fudan University (November 25, 2022)
  • Speaker, "#MeToo Innovators: Disrupting the Code by Asian American Women in Tech", Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice, Rutgers University School of Law–Newark (November 21, 2022)
  • Speaker, "Blockchain Games and New Corporate Business Model", Center for Corporate Law and Governance, Rutgers University School of Law–Newark (November 21, 2022)
  • Speaker, "Venture Debts & IP Patent Collateral Enforcement", IP Landslide Webinar Series, American Bar Association (July 19, 2022)
  • Speaker, "IP Legal Issues in the Metaverse", Keio University (July 8, 2022)
  • Speaker, "Trademark Dilution at a Crossroads", AIPLA Spring Meeting (May 18, 2022)
  • Speaker, "From Feminist Legal Theory to #MeToo: Asian American Innovators in Silicon Valley", International Conference: Feminism, Gender and Law, VNU-UEL (October 29, 2021)
  • Speaker, "Secured Transactions and Registration Office’s Rules and Purposes on Movable Assets, Intangible Property and NFTs", Joint Meeting IFC and the Vietnam Ministry of Justice, (October 27, 2021)
  • Panelist, "International Financing of Fintechs: Leveraging IP from Seed, to Growth and Beyond", with Tracy Springer, Joyce Bernasek, Rick Antonoff & Kiriakoula Hatzikiriakos, In the Know Program, American Bar Association (September 14, 2021)
  • Speaker, "Legal Agreements for Receivables and Inventory Finance", Cambodia Bar Association (May 27, 2021)
  • Panelist, "IP Strategies for FinTech Startups and SMEs: IP Financing in U.S. and China", IPAN Event, U.K. Intellectual Property Office & Nottingham Law School (April 26, 2021)
  • Panelist, "Financing Intellectual Property in Early and Growth Stage Fintech Companies", with Tracy Springer & Kiriakoula Hatzkiriakos, Business Law Section Virtual Spring Meeting, American Bar Association (April 22, 2021)
  • Speaker, "China, Contracts & Covid-19", Spring Symposium, Ohio State Business Law Journal (March 5, 2021)
  • Speaker, "Trademarks & COVID-19", University of Washington School of Law (December 1, 2020)
  • Moderator, "IP Issues in COVID-19 Pandemic", Indiana University McKinney School of Law (October 2, 2020)