Alex Wang is currently a visiting faculty member at UC Berkeley School of Law, where he specializes in environmental law and Chinese law and legal institutions. Prior to this position, he was a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) based in Beijing and the director of NRDC’s China Environmental Law & Governance Project for nearly six years. In this capacity, he worked with China’s government agencies, legal community, and environmental groups to improve environmental rule of law and strengthen the role of the public in environmental protection. He helped to establish NRDC’s Beijing office in 2006.
Wang was a Fulbright Fellow to China from 2004-2005. Before this, he was an attorney at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, and pro bono Endangered Species Act litigation. He was a fellow of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations from 2008-2010, and is a member of the Advisory Board to the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations.