Karl Truong

Co-Founder & Managing Partner Vietnam

Successfully Navigating Business Litigation & Regulatory Compliance Defense

SKT Co-Founder and Managing Partner (Vietnam) Karl Truong oversees the firm’s International Practice Group. His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, and immigration.

International Expertise in Growing Businesses

Karl routinely works with clients doing business internationally, assisting them with corporate expansions and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, and copyright & trademark defense.

Karl is highly regarded for helping international corporations of all sizes navigate the legal landscape into U.S. markets, and for guiding businesses and Foreign Direct Investments into Vietnam. 

Regulatory Expertise at the Highest Levels

Karl’s experience includes serving as in-house counsel and responding to regulatory and legal issues for an international media corporation. Subsequently, he was invited to Capitol Hill to work for a Member of Congress in the House of Representatives with the responsibility for Commerce, International Relations, Immigration, and Science and Technology issues.

Given his command of regulatory compliance issues, Karl was offered a Presidential Appointment within the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security within the Obama Administration.

Additional Experience & Education

Before entering private practice, Karl was with the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., where he navigated complex transnational contractual issues, liaised with foreign government officials, and provided legal and technical analysis on bank and government projects.

Karl received his J.D. from Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, and his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of California of Riverside.

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