John C. Truong


John C. Truong is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia.  In that capacity, he prosecutes most felony cases and violent crimes in the District of Columbia, including matters dealing with narcotics trafficking, weapons offenses, burglaries, robberies, carjacking and various violent assaultive offenses involving civilian victims.  Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, from 2005 to 2008, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division representing federal officials and executive government agencies in federal court in a variety of defensive civil litigation, including constitutional claims, employment discrimination, Federal Torts Claims Act, Freedom of Information Act, Administrative Procedure Act, and defense of government officials sued in their individual capacities.

John has tried a number of civil and criminal jury trials to verdict in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the D.C. Superior Court.  He has also argued cases in the D.C. Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit and Second Circuit.  John received special achievement and superior performance awards for his work at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  In addition, John is currently an International Teaching Fellow at the George Washington University School of Law.  He received a Master of Arts degree from the American University School of International Service in 2003 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1997.

In 2009, John received the “NAPABA Best Lawyers Under 40” award – naming him one of the best Asian Pacific American lawyers under 40 years old.  In 2006, the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded John the “Americanism Medal” – one of its highest honors – for his demonstrated extraordinary qualities of leadership, trustworthiness, service, and patriotism.  Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, John was an Associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP, for five years where he focused on complex litigation.  He clerked for the Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

John served as President of APABA-DC from 2006-07, and served as Chair of the Nominations Committee from 2005 to 2008.  He is currently a member of the Vietnamese American Bar Association in D.C.  He also serves on the Diversity Committee and Hiring Committee at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.  John was born and raised in Vietnam before immigrating to the United States.



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