Born in Shanghai, Frank Wang earned his Juris Doctor from Cornell University Law School, and obtained his New York bar membership in 1973 and California bar membership in 1976.  Before founding Wang & Wang with his father, Kenneth C. Wang, in 1987, Mr. Wang worked as an international finance lawyer at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy on Wall Street, and also at Morrison Foerster in San Francisco.  He has attained the highest possible rating of 'AV' from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards.

Francis SL Wang is one of the founding Governors and presently serves as the President and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Association of Law Schools. He is the Executive Director of The Wang Family Foundation. Professor Wang is the Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at the Kenneth Wang School of Law, Soochow University, Suzhou, China. He serves as the Honorary Chair of the Board of Regents of Soochow University. He is a Visiting Professor of Law and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Pacific – McGeorge School of Law. He is the co-founder and Senior Counsel of the War Crimes Studies Center at U.C. Berkeley, now part of the WSD Handa Center at Stanford University and the East-West Center in Hawaii. He is a member of the Scholastic Council and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Law from the Far Eastern Federal University of Russia. He is one of founders and a member of the Advisory Council to the Human Rights Resource Center, a university based research institute headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia with supporting centers at universities throughout the ASEAN countries, as well as a member on the Board of Advisors of the C.V. Starr East Asia Library at the University of California at Berkeley. He co-chairs the Chinese Jurisprudence Commission. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and an Honorary Bencher of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns.


Memberships and Professional Organizations


  • English and Chinese

Reported Cases

  • Banco do Brasil vs. Latian Inc.
  • New York Chinese TV Programs, Inc. vs. U.E. Enterprises Inc. et al.
  • Computer Associates v. Altai

Selected Publications

  • 'Taiwan Copyright Protection for Foreign Works,' IP Asia, 1991
  • 'Intellectual Property Developments in Taiwan and China,' The Journal of Proprietary Rights, 1991
  • 'Taiwan's New Copyright Law,' ABA International Lawyer
  • 'Taming the Tigers,' National Law Journal, 1993

Selected Lectures and Appearances

Academic Courses Taught