Viet D. Dinh

Founding Partner

Viet D. Dinh is the founding partner of Bancroft PLLC. He is also Professorial Lecturer in Law at Georgetown University, where he specializes in corporations and constitutional law. A leading expert on corporate governance and regulatory compliance, he has counseled corporations and their leaders on a range of transactional and governance issues. He serves on the Board of Directors of 21st Century Fox, Inc. (formerly the News Corporation), where he is Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Revlon, Inc., where he serves on the Audit Committee, and of LPL Financial Holdings, Inc., where he is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. He previously served on the Board of Directors of MFW Inc., and of The Orchard Enterprises, Inc., where he chaired the Compensation Committee.

He has represented numerous boards, committees, and independent directors of public companies and advises individuals and organizations through high-stakes conflicts and existential risks. For example, Mr. Dinh secured an unprecedented post-indictment nonprosecution agreement for a major law firm and recently negotiated the termination of a 25-year-old racketeering consent decree against a labor union. He successfully presented arguments for the United States before the Supreme Court in Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs, 538 U.S. 721 (2003).

Mr. Dinh served as U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy from 2001 to 2003, where he played a key role in developing legal policy initiatives to combat terrorism, including the USA Patriot Act. Mr. Dinh also represented the Department of Justice in selecting and confirming federal judges, contributing to the appointment of 100 district judges and 23 appellate judges during his tenure.

Mr. Dinh clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and for D.C. Circuit Judge Laurence H. Silberman. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was a Class Marshal and an Olin Research Fellow in Law and Economics.  He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and their four children and coaches the Senators of the Capital City Little League.