Duc V. Trang is a Managing Director with MLA Transform Advisory Services. Splitting his time between London and San Diego, Duc works in conjunction with both the Transform Advisory Services team and our recruiters to advise law firms and in-house legal departments on the design and implementation of transformation projects that will help organizations achieve sustainable strategic value and profitable growth. Duc brings a unique combination of experience as general counsel, global law firm attorney, author, business leader, educator, executive coach and consultant.
Duc loves wandering around the neighborhoods of big cities, from Bangkok to Budapest to London, and feels equally at home feasting on fish tacos in San Diego. When inspired, Duc participates in triathlons and loves the camaraderie of mature triathletes in lycra supporting each other.
Duc founded Landon Advisory Services, which provides transactional advisory services as well as strategy and human capital consulting. Duc’s key areas of advisory expertise include the business of law, organizational design and human capital strategy. He also coaches senior executives on developing leadership skills and enhancing performance.
Duc has worked in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He recently published the highly acclaimed book, Architecture of Deals: Strategies for Transactional Lawyering, which focuses on innovation in legal education and training.
Previously, Duc was with Motorola Solutions, Inc., where he held several positions including general counsel for Asia Pacific & Middle East regions; global general counsel of Motorola’s Solutions & Services division; and country manager for Vietnam. Before Motorola, he was a 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. He also worked at White & Case LLP in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. Duc started his career as the executive director of the Constitutional & Legislative Policy Institute (Soros Foundation/Open Society Institute) in Budapest, Hungary, designing law reform projects in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He also has served as an adjunct professor of law at the National University of Singapore and Central European University.
Columbia University School of Law: J.D.
University of California, Berkeley: B.A., Political Economy