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James D. Nguyen

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Jimmy Nguyen is a “360 degree” lawyer who handles complex litigation, transactions, and counseling work involving intellectual property, entertainment, new media, sports, advertising, privacy, and technology. He is a prominent thought leader for issues involving the Internet, social media, mobile devices, and other evolving media technologies.

Jimmy represents clients in diverse industries spanning entertainment and media, sports, Internet gaming, video games, technology, fashion, consumer products, toys, retail, automotive, and financial services. His clients include AllianceBernstein, BBC Worldwide Americas, the Bodog gaming and entertainment organization, CBS Films, Del Monte Foods Company, Hot Topic, Journal Communications, Kia Motors America, and LEGO Group.

As a litigator, Jimmy has first-chaired jury and bench trials; handled arbitrations, TTAB and UDRP proceedings; and argued appeals. His substantive experience spans copyright, trademark, domain name, patent, trade secret, advertising, privacy, and unfair competition law. Jimmy has also handled significant commercial litigation.
As a valued business advisor, Jimmy helps clients develop, protect, distribute and monetize their IP, entertainment, media, technology, and content assets. He routinely counsels clients and handles a broad range of transactions involving such subject matter.

Jimmy also assists clients with advertising, marketing, and promotions. He provides guidance on media buys; advertising copy; sweepstakes and contests; regulatory compliance; endorsement, sponsorship, product placement, and brand integration deals; email, mobile, and social media marketing; privacy issues; and online behavioral advertising.

More uniquely, Jimmy has experience with digital and online gaming. He has advised about IP, Internet, advertising, and regulatory issues affecting this growing global industry—including implications for sweepstakes and contests, promotional activity in traditional media, the Wire Act, and the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

A precocious achiever, Jimmy graduated college at age 19 and law school at 22. Competing for Mt. San Antonio College, he was a seven-time national gold medalist in collegiate speech competition and two-time winner of the top overall speaker award at the Phi Rho Pi national tournament.

Today, Jimmy is a prolific speaker, writer, and commentator on IP, new media, and diversity topics. A bar leader and diversity advocate, Jimmy has chaired the State Bar of California’s IP Law Section and co-chaired the California Minority Counsel Program. In 2008, Lawdragon named Jimmy (at only age 36) to its list of “500 Leading Lawyers in America”; it summed him up well as a “dynamo talent [who] is a one-stop shop for companies in entertainment, technology, advertising, sports and other industries seeking IP, litigation and transactional advice.”

J.D., University of Southern California Law School, 1995
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1992, magna cum laude

California, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals Northern District of California
U.S. District Court District of Colorado


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