• Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S., summa cum laude
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D.


  • California

Beatrice B. Nguyen


Identified by Daily Journal as one of the “Top Women Litigators” in California, Beatrice B. Nguyen is trusted by client leaders and key business stakeholders to handle and advise them on high-stakes and high-profile litigation. Clients particularly value Beatrice’s efficient, well-organized, and innovative approach as well as her strong oral advocacy skills, and they rely on her counsel for every stage of pre-litigation and litigation.

With over two decades of experience, Beatrice has handled litigation on both sides of the v. — as defense counsel and plaintiffs’ counsel — and scored numerous victories for her clients. She represents clients in individual and class action lawsuits nationwide, including extensively in Northern and Southern California courts. Beatrice is focused on achieving the right outcomes for clients in litigation. To that end, she provides all-inclusive strategic litigation management and resolution strategies that are tailored to her clients’ ultimate objectives and goals.

Beatrice represents technology, health care, and pharmaceutical companies in complex litigation and arbitrations as well as federal and state governmental investigations involving antitrust and unfair competition law. She counsels clients in class and individual actions, alleging claims for antitrust violations, unfair competition, breach of contract, trade secret theft, and business torts. Beatrice also offers her clients deep knowledge of California’s Unfair Competition Law, including Business and Professions codes 17200 and 17500, and the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act.


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association, Sections on Antitrust and Litigation
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Serves as national resolution counsel to Fortune 20 company in defense of claims related to a medical device.
  • Represented HP Inc. in federal case involving antitrust and unfair competition claims against manufacturers of optical disk drives for price-fixing.
  • Obtained TRO on behalf of PeopleBrowsr in California unfair competition case against Twitter.
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit for managed care organization in a complex California state court antitrust case brought by a group of retail pharmacies involving monopolization and boycotting claims under California’s Cartwright Act and Unfair Competition Law.
  • Won summary judgment, which was upheld by the California Court of Appeal, for four pharmaceutical companies in a complex California state court antitrust case brought by a group of retail pharmacies involving price-fixing claims under California's Cartwright Act and Unfair Competition Law.
  • Defended major dialysis company in federal court against claims of monopolization and attempted monopolization brought by a competitor.
  • Defended Taiwanese manufacturer of electrophoretic displays (EPDs) against antitrust and unfair competition claims and other state claims in federal court.
  • Defended major copier company in a federal case involving claims of anticompetitive behavior under the Sherman Act and RICO.
  • Defended major car rental company in federal court in case involving claims of price-fixing in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. Won dismissal of state law claims under California's Unfair Competition Law and Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
  • Won summary judgment, which was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, for a manufacturer of utility vaults in action alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
  • Defended major rental car company in federal court against allegations of monopolization and attempted monopolization, unfair competition, and invalidity and unenforceability of a patent.
  • Obtained an award of compensatory damages as well as attorneys’ fees and costs for an accounting firm in an arbitration involving a fee dispute with Bank of America, N.A.


Speeches & Presentations

  • "Affirmative Recovery Litigation: Bringing Value to Your Company," ACC-SFBA Litigation Committee Meeting, San Francisco, CA (June 13, 2018). Presenters: Beatrice B. Nguyen and Chahira Solh.
  • "Commercial Contracts, Logistics & Supply Chain: Ways to Create Value and a Sustainable Stream of Affirmative Recovery," RILA’s Retail Law Conference, Atlanta, GA (October 25, 2016). Presenters: Beatrice B. Nguyen and Andrew Kaplan.
  • "Supply Chain and Commercial Contracts Recovery: Deals Gone Bad," Crowell & Moring's Second Annual In-House Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 10-11, 2016). Presenters: Greg Call, Beatrice B. Nguyen, Andrew Kaplan, and Frank Nuzzi.
  • “Commercial Contracts and Supply Chain,” First Annual In-House Affirmative Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 19, 2015). Presenters: Andrew Kaplan, Beatrice B. Nguyen, Jennifer Romano, William Moore (Hewlett-Packard Company)
  • "Turning the Corporate Legal Department Into a Profit Center," Minority Corporate Counsel Association CLE Expo, Washington, D.C. (March 13, 2014). Presenters: Beatrice B. Nguyen and William R. Moore (Associate General Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Company).
  • "Reducing Litigation Risk and Expense through Effective E-Discovery Solutions," 25th Annual All Hands Meeting 2013 (December 5, 2013). Presenters: David D. Cross, Beatrice B. Nguyen, and Jeane A. Thomas.
  • "Litigation Forecast Antitrust Webinar: Litigating SEPs and FRAND Terms," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 12, 2013). Presenters: John S. Gibson, Mark A. Klapow, Beatrice B. Nguyen, and M. Brinkley Tappan.
  • "Antitrust and Suppliers," Institute for Advanced Corporate Counsel (iACC), Association of Corporate Counsel San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Event (June 2012). Presenters: Gregory D. Call and Beatrice B. Nguyen.
  • "Trial Practice & Litigation Skills: Succeeding as an Asian American Lawyer in the Courtrooms," the National Asian Pacific Bar Association Annual Meeting (November 2010). Moderator: Beatrice B. Nguyen.
  • "The Corporate Plaintiff," Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel (July 16, 2010). Presenters: Gregory D. Call and Beatrice B. Nguyen.
  • "Winning Strategies for Negotiating IP Indemnification," IP Counsel Café Conference (April 15, 2010). Presenters: Beatrice B. Nguyen and Brian Koide.


Client Alerts & Newsletters

Press Coverage

Firm News & Announcements

December 22, 2022 Global Competition Review Recognizes Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust & Competition Group in "GCR 100 2023"
February 22, 2019 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100"
May 5, 2016 Crowell & Moring Announces 2016 Legal Counsel on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinders