40 under 40 — Jason Nguyen
Phi Epsilon, 2009 — Recognized in: 2020
Jason Nguyen (AJ) is a brother from the Phi Epsilon Chapter at the University of Maryland. After graduation he was on staff at Citizens United during the litigation and resolution of landmark Supreme Court case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. He also worked for the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies underFormer Attorney General Edwin Meese, III and a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs during a period of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Military Commissions. Following that he attended law school where he worked under (former) Chief Judge Missouri at Prince George’s County Circuit Court.
He currently works as a Senior Attorney in a Mid-Atlantic Federal Practice group. He has previously argued before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on behalf of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office and spent time in the Felony Trial Division of the Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore City.
He has previously served as Chairman of the Board for the Future Leaders for America Foundation.
Zeta Psi was immensely important for Jason as he largely credits the organization for his growth both professionally and personally. He continues to remain active; in 2013 he was Chairman of the Zeta Psi Convention in Washington, DC and in 2019 he was Co-Chairman of the Zeta Psi Convention in Baltimore, MD. Without Zeta Psi he believes he would not have had the experience or confidence necessary to truly excel.