Nelson Dong

Adjunct Professor


A partner at Dorsey & Whitney, Nelson Dong practices in the firm's Corporate group, and serves as Chair of the National Security Law practice and co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific practice. He represents technology companies in venture capital financing, technology transfer and distribution agreements and other domestic and international technology and intellectual property transactions. He 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.

Before joining the firm, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston; Deputy Associate Attorney General; and White House Fellow and Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General.

He writes and lectures about intellectual property law, U.S. export control law, technology-related business transactions, university-based technology transfer, academic entrepreneurship, and the financing and organization of high technology businesses.




  • International Business Transactions