Mark T. Fung is a practicing attorney in New York with his eponymous law firm. He possesses more than two decades of legal experience and focuses on cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law. He travels frequently to Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Previously, Dr. Fung served as the Inaugural General Counsel of the US$5 Billion (now US$10 Billion) China-Africa Development Fund. Dr. Fung’s professional involvement in China dates back to working under Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as U.S. National Security Advisor and was instrumental in the normalization of relations between the United States and China. Dr. Fung also served as Foreign Affairs Fellow in the U.S. Senate.
Dr. Fung holds a Ph.D., with distinction, in China studies; an M.A. in international economics and strategic studies from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where he was a member of the Journal of Law and Policy; and a B.A. from New York University, where he was enrolled in the Politics Honors Program. He also completed postdoctoral work at the Fairbank Center on Chinese Studies at Harvard University.Dr. Fung serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic & International Studies Brzezinski Institute in Washington, DC, Member of the Board of Trustees of New York University (2012-2018), Johns Hopkins University Campaign Cabinet (formerly President’s Advisory Council) and Board of Advisors of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) as well as the Judicial Leadership Council of AABANY. He is also currently on the External Advisory Board and a Fellow at the Harvard University Asia Center, where his scholarly interests include China’s financial system and U.S.-China relations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on U.S.- China Relations, both in New York. He is admitted to the New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., bars. He is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.