Jimmy Nguyen is CEO of nChain Group - the global leader in research and development of blockchain technologies. Jimmy joined nChain after a 21-year career as an award-winning intellectual property and digital technology lawyer. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. Over the course of his private practice career, he was a partner at three major U.S. law firms - most recently, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
In addition to his work as a technology executive and advisor, Jimmy is a diversity and innovation advocate, blogger, and speech expert. He hosts the JimmyWin Show web series, and is founder of the DiverseStory Project - an online campaign for diversity stories. Jimmy is a creative producer of the it gets better touring theater show to help stop bullying of LGBT youth. He is a co-founder of ARTa - the American Readers Theater association.
A leader in the legal community, Jimmy was formerly Chair of the State Bar of California's Intellectual Property Law Section and co-chaired the California Minority Counsel Program. In 2008, Lawdragon named Jimmy (at only age 36) one of the 500 leading lawyers in America, and in 2010, The Advocate named him to its "40 Under 40" list of top LGBT persons. In 2012, he was included in a Huffington Post list of “Most Influential LGBT Asian Icons.” In 2015, the California Minority Counsel Program inducted Jimmy into its Diversity Leader Hall of Fame, and Diversity MBA Magazine named him a "Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader. In 2017, the Association of Entertainment & Media Counsel presented him with its Industry Leader Award.
At his website JimmyWin.com, Jimmy champions diversity and innovation as keys to achieve personal excellence and business success. Through everything he does, Jimmy seeks to inspire people with his mantra: “Why Fit In? Stand Out and WIN.”