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Ann Nhieu Thi Nguyen

General practice Attorney at Oakland, CA

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Practice areas
  1. General practice
    General commercial transactions (finance, privacy, technology, day-to-day issues) and bankruptcy litigation. Served as lead counsel on over 500 successful complex legal matters.

    16 years, 500 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

    15 years

Nguyen is a founding partner of the law firm of Phan, Nguyen and Associates LLP and is a seasoned general transactional and litigation attorney. Nguyen has served as lead counsel in the successful resolution of over 500 complex legal matters. Furthermore, Nguyen has delivered excellent results in strategic business negotiations involving millions of dollars while also serving as a trusted friendly advisor to corporate executives. Her passion lies in technology where she serves as general counsel to internet tech companies and community service organizations where she is heavily involved in diversity issues in the legal community as well as diversity pipeline programs.


Nguyen holds a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics Accounting. Additionally, Nguyen has a MBA and CPA training background along with an extensive depth and breadth of exerpiences working in a wide range of sectors including communications, internet technology, finance, accounting, and marketing.


Using exceptional and sound judgment Nguyen advises her clients as a general counsel using a creative, proactive, smart, efficient, effective and business focused strategic approach. Her practice area includes advising clients on general business transactions, finance, litigation, compliance, privacy, intellectual property, marketing content, internet service product launches, PCI compliance, consumer protection, advertising, real estate, leasing, restraining orders, mortgage, foreclosure and bankruptcy issues. 


With comprehensive business and litigation experience, creative problem solving skills, along with a strong acumen for using new technologies to efficiently resolve tasks, Nguyen is able to effectively and adequately counsel on the legal risks involved on a wide range of issues and formulate a smart plan of action. Prior to forming Phan, Nguyen and Associates LLP, Nguyen worked at NBC, Coca Cola, a intellectual property and business litigation firm, as well as at the Public Defender's Office.


Nguyen is admitted to practice law in the State of California and the United States District Court Northern District of California, Southern District of California, Central District of California and Eastern District of California.


Speaking Engagements: UC Berkeley Boalt College of Law, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco, New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc (NUMMI).


Organizations and Recognition:


Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) Board of Directors, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Minority Bar Coalition Representative, BASF Plebiscite Committee, BASF Audit Committee, Co-Chair of the BASF Equality Committee Goals and Timetables Report Minority Subgroups Study, President of Vietnamese Bar Association of Northern California, and Minority Bar Coalition Representative. Congressional recognition and media recognition through media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Lawyers Magazine, San Jose Mercury News, The Recorder, Daily Journal and CBS 5. Co-authored a White Paper submitted to the White House cited on CSPAN. Avvo rated for excellent professional conduct and experience.




2013 Chief Justice of California Supreme Court Recognition of California Law Academies

2012 Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer of the Year Award

2011 APILO Award during VABANC Presidency

2011 Santa Clara County Bar Association Unsung Heroes Award during VABANC Presidency

2011 Friends of Hue Foundation Community Award during VABANC Presidency

Congresswomen Barbara Lee Certificate of Congressional Recognition recipient for Community Service and Academic Achievements

Commended by Congressman Joseph Cao

Commemorated in the Record By Congresswomen B. Lee

Commemorated by California Legislature with an award for work in Violence Prevention

State of California Assembly Scholastic Achievement Award

State of California Senate Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to the Community and Commitment to Academic Achievement

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars 

East Bay Stand Down Appreciation Award

National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys Award

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Award

Aids Legal Referral Panel Hero Award

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Licensed for 16 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 08/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Ann

Phan, Nguyen and Associates LLP
1999 Harrison St Ste 660
Oakland, CA, 94612
Phan, Nguyen and Associates LLP
772 N. First Street
San Jose, CA, 95112
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)


  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2006
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Capital One Bank v. Anthony Nguyen
  • case dismissed in favor of Defendent


  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • MBC Representative, BASF Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California
  • President
  • 2011 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Vietnamese
  • English


  • United States Congressional Record
  • Congresswomen Barbara Lee
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • UC Hastings
  • Attorney Training - website, marketing, consumer issues
  • 2014
  • KTVU News
  • Google Glass, Smart Glass, Privacy
  • 2014
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Bar Organizations, Networking
  • 2011
  • National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • 2009
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