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Thuan Tran was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and grew up in Falls Church, VA. He attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science & Government. Following this, he worked on antitrust matters as a Paralegal Specialist at the Department of Justice, Antitrust Section in the Healthcare & Consumer Products Section. Most notably, he worked on the Anthem-Cigna matter as it proceeded through trial and later on the AT&T-TimeWarner matter. Later, he attended law school at the Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he also worked as an intern for the Federal... Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition in the Technology Enforcement Division, helping to research antitrust issues for the Facebook investigation.

During his time in law school, Thuan was very involved in student organizations. He served on the Moot Court Executive Board as a Mock Trial Chair and the Asian & Pacific American Law Student Association as Vice President. His passion for fitness and weight training also led to his co-founding and holding a position as President of the Washington & Lee Strength Club, where he helped fellow law students and undergraduates learn how to properly weight-train and integrate it into a healthy lifestyle. He also served as President of Washington & Lee Club Boxing, where he worked with a local boxing club to organize the first annual “”Barrister’s Brawl””: an interschool boxing exhibition event. He also served as a Wellness Ambassador on the Student Bar Association, where he helped organize regular events to help law students cope with mental health. He also helped found and co-run a podcast focused on law student life called BAR REVIEW.

Thuan is also very passionate about board games. This passion led to his co-authoring an article with Professor Christopher B. Seaman regarding the role of intellectual property law in stimulating innovation in the tabletop gaming industry. He has done various talks about this paper, including Iowa Law’s Innovation, Business & Law Center Distinguished Speaker Series in Summer 2021.

In his spare time, Thuan tries to keep active by cycling on the Virginia Capital Trail and hiking on the weekends in the Shenandoah. When time allows, he also tries to return back to his creative roots of film-making, where he acts and performs as a stunt actor as part of the D.C. Stunt Coalition.


  • Finalist – Washington & Lee University Mock Trial Competition
  • Semifinalist – John W. Davis Moot Court Competition
  • Semifinalist – Robert J. Grey Negotiations Competition
  • Second Place, Moomaw Oratorical Contest 2015


  • University of Virginia, B.A.
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D.


  • Virginia

Memberships &

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Vietnamese Bar Association

Outside of Work

  • Board games
  • Salsa and bachata dancing
  • Bodybuilding/weight-training
  • Stunt performance
  • The outdoors

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