Nelson Dong is a partner in the Seattle office of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, an international law firm. He represents technology companies in international business transactions and investments, particularly those involving U.S. export control or national security issues.
He frequently speaks with trade and business groups about the growing business opportunities for investment and manufacturing in China and elsewhere in Asia. Mr. Dong has been President of the Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC), the largest China-related trade promotion group in the Pacific Northwest, and is also on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in New York City.
He was the 2010 President of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association, the alumni group of White House Fellows. Nelson was a Fellow assigned to Attorney General Griffin B. Bell at the U.S. Department of Justice in 1978-79 and later served as Deputy Associate Attorney General in the Carter Administration.
A public radio listener since the 1970s, Nelson is married to Diane Wong, a former journalist and former Executive Director of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). He received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from Stanford. He has served on the Stanford Board of Trustees.