Board of Directors 2017-2018

Jeannette Tran, Co-President

Jeannette Tran is a trial attorney for the federal government. She earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and B.S. and B.A. from the University of Washington. Jeannette previously worked at the Social Security Administration and also as an Assistant Attorney General at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. Jeannette enjoys rowing, playing tennis, and traveling.


Kim Phan, Co-President

Kim is Of Counsel at Ballard Spahr focusing on privacy and data security law. She graduated from the George Mason University School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania. Kim has also worked at the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning and the Office of Congressman Virgil Goode.
  Linh Ly

Linh is an attorney at Nguyen & Nguyen, P.C., a law firm in Falls Church, Virginia. Before entering private practice, she clerked for the Honorable John M. Tran in the Fairfax County Circuit Court. She received her J.D. at the University of Baltimore and B.A. at the University of Virginia. Linh, born and raised in Northern Virginia, enjoys traveling, Zumba, and karaoke.
    Paul Nguyen-Ba

Paul is a staff attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He graduated from George Mason University School of Law and George Mason University with a degree in computer science. He has previously worked as a patent searcher, patent examiner, and patent attorney. Paul believes that his billable hour requirement is the only reason he is not currently on the PGA tour.  

A.J. Sutton

A.J. is an Intellectual Property litigation associate with Ropes & Gray LLP in Washington D.C.  He received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.  He is also half-Vietnamese (as if there was any doubt), and he loves to eat Banh Xeo, Banh Mi, and Bun Bo Hue.  A.J. loves movies, Game of Thrones, martial arts, games, mentoring law students, and his friends and family. 

Tien Pham

Tien is an anti-corruption/securities litigation associate with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in Washington D.C.  Tien is also a certified public accountant in Maryland and Virginia, and was an auditor, fraud analyst, and accounting instructor prior to entering law practice.   In her free time, Tien enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying out new restaurants, and visiting different cities.  Tien is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and the University of Maryland College Park.


Jacqueline Nguyen

Jacqueline is a patent attorney at Bookoff McAndrews, focusing in the areas of medical devices, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals.  She graduated from the George Mason University School of Law and Marymount University.  While attending law school, Jacqueline was
 Editor-in-Chief of the George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law and President of the Women’s Law Association.  In her free time, she is a fitness instructor and a self-proclaimed foodie who will eat anything and everything.



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