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Viet D. Dinh

Professorial Lecturer

A.B., J.D., Harvard


Professor Dinh successfully argued Nevada v. Hibbs, before the Supreme Court on behalf of the U.S. government. Dinh also served as U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy from 2001 to 2003. During his time at the Department of Justice, Dinh played a key role in developing legal policy initiatives to combat terrorism—namely, the USA Patriot Act. Dinh also represented the Department of Justice in selecting and confirming federal judges, contributing to the appointment of 100 district judges and 23 appellate judges during his tenure.

Professor Dinh is also the Founding Partner of Bancroft PLLC and serves on the Board of Directors of the News Corporation and REVLON, Inc.

Dinh graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was a Class Marshal and an Olin Research Fellow in Law and Economics. He clerked for D.C. Circuit Judge Laurence H. Silberman and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

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