Saturday, September 27, 2014

Immigrant of the Day: Viet Dinh From Vietnam | Legal Scholar


Viet Dinh From Vietnam | Legal Scholar

Viet Dinh, born in Vuang Tau, Vietnam, 1968, is the founding partner of Bancroft PLLC and a professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He also serves on the board of directors of 21st Century Fox and Revlon. From 2001 to 2003, Dinh served as U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy, developing legal policy initiatives against terrorism, including the USA Patriot Act.

Dinh served as Assistant Attorney General of the United States in the administration of George W. Bush. He was confirmed in the Senate by a vote of 96 to 1, with the sole vote in opposition coming from Hillary Clinton. Dinh worked on issues of illicit drugs, racial profiling in federal law enforcement, exploitation of children, human trafficking, DNA technology, gun violence, and civil and criminal justice procedural reform. Dinh was involved in the selection and confirmation of 100 district and 23 appellate judges. After 9/11, Dinh conducted a comprehensive review of DOJ priorities, policies and practices, and played a key role in developing the USA PATRIOT Act and revising the Attorney General's Guidelines, which govern federal law enforcement activities and national security investigations.


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