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Geoffrey Sant
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Job Experience

Geoffrey Sant is Special Counsel at Dorsey & Whitney; a Director of the Chinese Business Lawyers Association; and President of the Board of Directors of the New York Chinese Cultural Center, in addition to serving as Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law.  He has represented US, European, Asian, and Latin American banks in a variety of litigations and transactional matters.  Geoffrey Sant has published articles on banking law issues in Arizona State University Law Journal, SMU Law Review, and New York Law Journal.  He has also written for such US publications as Anthropology News, Slate, and Salon, and has written in Chinese for such publications as Global Times and Zhongguo Shibao.  One of his Chinese-language essays was included in an anthology of the year’s best Chinese-language publications. 

Geoffrey Sant works in the field of international law and is fluent in five languages.  He has translated Japanese literature for Del Rey Books, and translated Chinese-language interviews with Chinatown residents as part of the 9/11 Oral History Project.  Geoffrey Sant’s article “Double Jeopardy” for Slate Magazine broke the news that wealthy criminal defendants in China sometimes hire substitutes or body doubles.  The article was translated and discussed in major media in nineteen countries, including The Wall Street Journal (“fascinating”); Above the Law (“This is wild stuff”); and China Hearsay Blog (“This is a hell of a story”).  In 2008 and early 2009, Geoffrey Sant’s interviews with CCTV, Global Times, and Phoenix Television accurately forecast the forthcoming 2010 wave of investigations and securities litigations against Chinese companies.  Geoffrey Sant is regularly interviewed on legal issues and China issues by major media worldwide, including BBC Radio, The Wall Street Journal, China Newsweek, Caixin Media, Singtao Daily, People’s Daily, and Phoenix Television. 


J.D., NYU School of Law

M.A., Columbia University

B.A., University of Chicago