Nathan Thomas


Phone: (208) 278-2788
Fax: (208) 629-2157

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  • Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2003
  • Willamette University, Atkinson School of Business, MBA, 2003
  • Certificate in Chinese Trade & Commercial Law, East China University of Politics & Law Shanghai, 2001
  • Brigham Young University, BA in Marketing Communications, 1999

Civic Distinction

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Former Member Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club
  • Rotary Club

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar Member 2003
  • Idaho State Bar Member 2019
  • Member of J. Reuben Clark Society
  • American Chamber of Commerce – Foreign Attorneys in China
  • Member CEA
  • Founding Member of COO’s Northwest (a not-for-profit)
  • Board of Portland/Fujian Sisters Cities


  • Taught “International Trade and Regulatory Compliance” at George Fox University 2010
  • Taught “Entrepreneurship” at Boise State University 2017
  • Keynote Presenter at COO’s Northwest (a not-for-profit) annual conference 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011
  • Speaker at AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) Year in Review CNY Banquet – Guangzhou, China


  • Published in Willamette U. Journal of Intrn’l Law & Dispute Resolution


  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

This Montana native loves spending time with his wife and children outdoors fishing, hiking & rafting.  He recently reached platinum status on his Audible account (jk) … just a huge fan of audiobooks.

Juris Doctorate / MBA & Certificate in Chinese Commercial Trade Law

More than 15 years Legal Experience

  • Specializes in Commercial Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Trade, Import & Export, Internet Security & Privacy, Corporate Entity Selection & Governance, Intellectual Copyrights & Trademarks Protection
  • Also has experience in Estate Planning, Employment law, ERISA

Served as President for 3 companies

Successfully prosecuted multiple patents & more than 50 trademarks

More than 10 years as Corporate Counsel  & Chief Operations Officer in Consumer Products, Manufacturing & Telecommunications environments

  • Extensive Experience in Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing
  • Lived, traveled & worked overseas for more than 10 years.