Viet D. Dinh, J.D.
Assistant Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
Viet D. Dinh was sworn in as
Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy on May
31, 2001. Prior to his entry into government service, Dinh was
Professor of Law and Deputy Director of Asian Law and Policy
Studies at the Georgetown University Law Center.
laude from both Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where
he was a Class Marshal and an Olin Research Fellow in Law and
Economics. He was a law clerk to Judge Laurence H. Silberman of
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to U.S.
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. He served as Associate
Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Whitewater Committee, as
Special Counsel to Senator Pete V. Domenici for the Impeachment
Trial of the President, and as counsel to the Special Master in
In re Austrian and German Bank Holocaust Litigation. He is
a member of the District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court bars.
As an academic, he specialized
in constitutional law, corporations law, and the law and
economics of development. His representative publications include
Reassessing the Law of Preemption, 88 GEO. L.J. 2085
(2000); What Is the Law in Law and Development?, 3 THE
GREEN BAG 2D 19 (1999); Codetermination and Corporate
Governance in a Multinational Business
24 J. CORP. L. 975 (1999); and Races, Crime, and the Law,
111 HARV. L. REV. 1289 (1998).
Born on February 22, 1968, in
Saigon, Vietnam, Dinh came to America as a refugee in 1978. After
2 years in Portland, Oregon, his family settled in Fullerton,
California. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.