Thi A.H. Nguyen JD
Chief Legal Officer and Director
He has been an attorney for 17 years and brings with him not only years of practical knowledge but experiences and skills that go beyond the actual practice of law.
He began his career in the Office of the Governor under former Governor Gary Locke. As an attorney assisting the Governor’s General Counsel, Thi gained familiarity with government protocol and lawmaking. He was appointed by Governor Locke and served on the State’s Commission on Asian and Pacific American Affairs to represent and advise the Governor on issues that affect this demographic.
He also was a delegate on several trade missions with Governor Locke and the State’s Secretary of State Sam Reed to China and Vietnam. Thi met with high level government officials and assisted Washington State private companies promote their goods and execute contracts with their Asian counterparties.
Thi built upon his experience in the public sector and transitioned to the private practice of law. He would go on to represent large Vietnamese companies that include a cement manufacturer, textiles company, pharmaceutical distributor, and import/exporters with aspects of international commerce. In assisting international clients, he also gained knowledge of financial instruments utilized in trade, financing, banking, and regulatory law.
Domestically in the US, Thi represented private lenders, real estate developers, and builders in various capacities. In EB-5 and other project development, he was responsible for governmental approvals, organizing the capital stack and arranging mezzanine financing. On behalf of lenders, he drafted loan documentation and performed due diligence of the projects and borrowers.
Thi has a global worldview and has a keen insight of how geopolitics affects the business and financial world.
As NPFC’s Chief Legal Officer he is responsible for oversight of the Company’s global legal strategy.
He received his law degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles and dual undergraduate degrees in Political Science and SE Asian Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.