Fordham Law

Fordham Law and Chinese Business Lawyers Association to Host Conference on Chinese Business in the U.S.

January 14, 2013

As the Chinese economy continues to expand beyond its borders into American territory, the media has maintained a sharp focus on big business deals between the two countries as well as a number of significant legal disputes.

On January 28, 2013, Fordham Law School will host a conference that addresses these important, timely issues. “Deals and Suits: Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese Companies Doing Business in the United States” will bring prominent members of the judiciary, academia, and the legal and business professions to discuss topics such as IP litigation, client-related issues, and perspectives from Chinese and U.S. law and investment firms. The event is co-sponsored by the Chinese Business Lawyers Association, which the Law School became an institutional member of in October.

“As a Director of the Chinese Business Lawyers Association, I am thrilled that our organization is jointly hosting this conference with Fordham Law,” said Geoffrey Sant, a conference panelist and Special Counsel at law firm Dorsey & Whitney. “We’re excited that this conference captures both sides of the coin: business development and legal challenges.”

The conference begins at 6:00pm and will consist of two panels, “Suits: Litigation Challenges Facing Chinese Companies in the United States” and “Deals: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Capital Markets.” Fordham Law Professors Carl Minzner and Sean Griffith will moderate the panels.

“This conference could not come at a more opportune time,” said Minzner. “China’s engagement in the American economy and legal market is increasing, and it behooves legal and business professionals to understand the situation in order to remain relevant and successful.”

The program is free and open to the public but registration is required. Email to register. For a complete list of speakers and presentations, visit