Year Joined

  • 1991

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal 

Projects Involved in


  • Nelson Dong named to the Nation’s Best list for 2019 by Lawyers of Color

    June 13, 2019  |  Yahoo! Finance

  • Nelson Dong leads C100 seminar on “Legal Risks Advancing Technology Between the U.S. & China” at Rice University

    November 07, 2016  |  China Daily

  • Nelson Dong are featured in an article covering recent economic espionage cases involving Chinese Americans.

    November 13, 2015  |  Science Magazine


Nelson Dong Leading expert in domestic and international technology and intellectual property



Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Nelson is a partner in Dorsey’s Corporate group, 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.

He has frequently written about intellectual property law, U.S. export control law, technology related business transactions between the U.S. and Asian or European countries, international strategic alliances, the Exon-Florio law on foreign investments in U.S. technology companies,university-based technology transfer, academic entrepreneurship, academic conflicts of interest and the financing and organization of high technology businesses. He has lectured on such topics throughout the United States and in Austria, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China.


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