Duc Trang is Managing Director of Landon Advisory Services, and has a unique combination of experience as general counsel, attorney with global law firms, business leader, educator, executive coach, consultant, and author. Duc brings over 25 years of experience as both a legal service provider and a client to his consultancy and coaching activities. Duc has worked in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Duc previously was Vice President at Motorola Solutions, Inc. (Motorola), where he held two roles. As general counsel for the Asia Pacific & Middle East regions, Duc led a team of legal professionals located in Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Tokyo and Dubai. In addition to the geographic-based legal role, Duc was the global general counsel of Motorola’s Solutions & Services business division and managed a cross-functional team located in North America, Europe and Asia helping to develop Motorola’s new offerings. Duc also previously held a business leadership role as Motorola’s Country Manager for Vietnam. Before Motorola, Duc was senior attorney at IBM, Inc.
Prior to his in-house career, Duc was in private practice in California (with DLA Piper, formerly Gray Cary), specializing in corporate finance in the technology sector. Duc also worked with White & Case LLP in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, representing clients in the areas of foreign investment, infrastructure development, project finance, corporate law, intellectual property, debt restructurings and banking and finance transactions.
Duc started his legal career as the Executive Director of the Constitutional & Legislative Policy Institute (Soros Foundation/Open Society Institute) in Budapest, Hungary, where he designed and carried out law reform projects in the areas of constitutional and legislative drafting, human rights, judicial reform and legal education reform in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. At that time, Duc also served as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Central European University.
Duc lectures frequently in the following areas: the business of law, strategy, leadership, transformation and change management, compliance, and anti-corruption, and has published in the areas of constitutional courts, human rights, corruption, telecommunication regulations, and foreign investments in Vietnam. Duc book, The Architecture of Deals: Strategies for Transactional Lawyering, was published in January 2019. Duc previously served as Adjunct Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore, where he taught Transactional Lawyering: Architecting Deals.
Duc is a member of the California Bar. Duc obtained his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and received a certificate (with honors) from the Columbia University Parker School of Foreign & Comparative Law. Duc received his B.A in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley.