SEATTLE, August 23, 2007 – Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to announce that Hank T. Wang, an owner in the firm's Beijing office, was appointed by University of Washington (UW) President Mark A. Emmert to serve as vice president of the UW China office. On August 22, Mr. Emmert announced that the UW will open an office in Beijing as part of an effort to expand its presence in China.
"Having a person of Hank Wang's experience and talent to lead our China office is essential to its future success," said UW Provost Phyllis Wise. "He brings considerable credibility to the seriousness with which we are pursuing greater engagement in China, and we are very pleased he is joining the University of Washington."
Mr. Wang will play a vital role identifying, promoting and enabling UW research and learning opportunities with Chinese universities, research institutes, government and industry. He also will manage a China-based staff that will facilitate the work of UW faculty, staff and students in connection with university programs related to China.
Mr. Wang is a 30-year international law veteran of Chinese origin trained in both the United States and China. In addition to his law practice at Garvey Schubert Barer, he is Professor of Law at Shantou University School of Law and Adjunct Professor of Law at China University of Law and Political Science.