James Wong


Course: Contract basics: Let’s make a deal!

James Wong is adjunct professor of law at the Florida Institute of Technology, where he has designed, recorded, and taught online classes in business and healthcare law since 2007. After graduating from the University of Washington with his BA, he went on to earn a master’s degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in information systems engineering, as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. He is a Phi Kappa Phi member and an advocate for lifelong learning.

His other job is as the executive director of the Hon Kwok Land Investment Co. Ltd. and the Chinney Group. The businesses range from building their own 80-story Hon Kwok Tower in Shenzhen to installing the air traffic control radar at the Hong Kong Airport. This family business was founded by his great-grandfather in Nanjing in the 1920s to build China’s railway system.

Before joining his family business in 2010, James held positions variously as a lawyer on Toyota’s e-discovery team in Torrance, California, and as a tax lawyer at Baker and McKenzie (Hong Kong) and Price Waterhouse (San Francisco). He is a member of the California Bar, as well as a licensed California real estate broker. He is also a LEED Green Associate.

Currently, he is as a member of the executive committee of the Urban Land Institute in Hong Kong. His MENSA membership dates from 1980. He has published and spoken widely on subjects including e-discovery, social media policy in the workplace, China for newbies, and more recently, China and the One Belt One Road Initiative. An opinionated traveler, James ranks among the top 1% of reviewers on TripAdvisor.com.