John Balzano is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University Law School, where he teaches Chinese law and transnational litigation. Previously, he was a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in law at Yale Law School and a Senior Fellow at its China Law Center. At the China Law Center, his work focused on, among other areas, administrative and food and drug law in China.

Balzano was in private practice at a law firm in New York City from 2008 to 2010. He was also a Law Clerk to the Honorable Joette Katz, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut; and to the Honorable Steven M. Gold Chief USMJ of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Balzano’s current scholarship focuses on Chinese food and drug law and transnational litigation in the U.S. courts, primarily related to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Last Updated: April 1, 2021



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