Duc has extensive experience as in-house counsel and in private practice. Duc has worked in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Duc currently is Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs at Motorola Solutions, Inc. (Motorola), where he holds two roles. As general counsel for the Asia Pacific region (and previously, for both the Asia Pacific & Middle East regions), Duc manages a team of legal professionals located in Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Tokyo and Dubai, and is responsible for all legal and compliance matters for Motorola field operations in these regions. In addition to the geographic-based legal role, Duc is the global lead counsel of Motorola’s Managed & Support Services (and, previously, the Solutions & Services) business division and manages 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.
Prior to joining Motorola, Duc was senior attorney at IBM in Asia, where he supported multiple IBM business divisions, including business consulting, outsourcing, software and channels.
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 spent five years 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. Prior to private practice, Duc was 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.
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 from the Columbia University Parker School of Foreign & Comparative Law. Duc received his B.A in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Duc lectures frequently in the following areas: compliance, anti-corruption, leadership, transformation and change management, and has published in the areas of constitutional courts, human rights, corruption, telecommunication regulations, and foreign investments in Vietnam. He is Adjunct Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore, where he teaches Transactional Lawyering: Architecting Deals.