Overview

An Nguyen returned to Rothwell Figg as a Law Clerk following a Summer Associate position, during which she conducted prior art searches in preparation for Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings; researched PTAB and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decisions regarding written description and double patenting; and provided writing and research support for the firm. After her first year of law school, she was also a Summer Associate at Staas & Halsey, where she analyzed potential copyright claims, and provided research and writing support.

A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, An brings an exceptionally broad collection of capabilities to her legal career. She primarily supports more senior attorneys at Rothwell Figg with research and writing, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.

An was awarded her J.D. from Georgetown Law School in May 2022. While in law school, she was Managing Editor of the Annual Review of Criminal Procedure, a publication of the Georgetown Law Journal. In that role, she reviewed articles for publication, and managed the 51st edition of the journal. In addition, she was a Legal Research and Writing Law Fellow and a Technology Law & Policy Scholar, as well as a James L. Waite Endowed Scholar and a Georgetown Law Opportunity Scholar. She was a member and Director of Outreach of the Federalist Society; a member of the Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association; and of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association. She was also a Summer Law Fellow at The Fund for American Studies, where she studied Constitutional Interpretation.

In addition to her academic qualifications, An also brings an unusually comprehensive professional background to her legal career. Prior to attending law school, she completed two years of medical school coursework, which gives her an extraordinary grounding in the fundamental science and patient issues her life sciences clients address. Prior to graduate school, she was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of New Mexico. While in college, she was employed as a lab assistant in the College of Pharmacy, providing her with additional hands-on exposure to research.

Particularly in an intellectual property firm, associates are the foundation of the firm’s ability to deliver cutting-edge legal thinking on behalf of clients. Research is essential, and the ability to clearly, concisely, and accurately communicate the findings that research uncovers is also paramount. An is skilled at both, and is a major asset to the firm and clients.  

A first-generation Vietnamese-American, An is fluent in Vietnamese.

*Not admitted to the D.C. Bar

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

B.S, Biology, and B.A, Chemistry, University of New Mexico (magna cum laude; Dean's List)

Languages

  • Vietnamese
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