Co-Managing Editor of SINOTALKS®
Nathan Harpainter is an attorney working primarily in the areas of civil and probate litigation. He also has experience advising clients in relation to cross-border trademark issues between the United States and China. Despite his demanding legal practice, he is committed to advancing global understanding of China and Chinese law, a goal that is rooted in his long-term interest in China, Asia, politics, and international relations.
As a Co-Managing Editor of SINOTALKS®, Mr. Harpainter leverages his extensive experiences and skills acquired during his years serving as an Associate Managing Editor of the China Guiding Cases Project (“CGCP”) at Stanford Law School to ensure the high-quality of SINOTALKS® publications and to help develop this rapidly growing repository of knowledge about Chinese law and policy. While serving as an Associate Managing Editor of the CGCP, he helped finalize all English versions of China Law Connect, a well-respected quarterly English and Chinese journal that featured articles contributed by U.S. and Chinese judges and other experts and that ultimately brought the total number of CGCP website users to more than 200,000. Mr. Harpainter also assisted with the translation and research of many other articles published by the CGCP. In addition, he took the lead to conduct a survey soliciting practitioners’ comments on China’s International Commercial Courts immediately after these new institutions were established and then co-authored an article with his team to analyze the survey data and discuss related insights.
Prior to pursuing his legal career, Mr. Harpainter worked as a research associate focusing on China and East Asian politics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and as a research intern at the Beijing Office of International Crisis Group. Mr. Harpainter has a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and a B.A. and M.A. in International Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
作为丝络谈™（SINOTALKS®）联席执行编辑，韩律师利用他在斯坦福法学院担任中国指导性案例项目（“CGCP”）副执行编辑期间积累的丰富经验和技能，以确保丝络谈™的出版物维持高质量，并帮助开发这个快速增长的中国法律和政策知识库。在担任CGCP副执行编辑期间，他对《中国法律连接》（China Law Connect）英文版的所有内容的定稿提供协助。《中国法律连接》是一本备受推崇的中英文季刊，刊登了由美国和中国法官及其他专家撰写的文章。这季刊最终使CGCP网站的用户数量达至超过20万。韩律师还协助翻译和研究CGCP发表的许多其他文章。此外，在中国国际商事法庭成立后，他立即牵头就这些新机构进行问卷调查，征求从业者的意见，然后与团队合作撰写了一篇文章，对调查数据进行分析并讨论相关见解。
在从事法律职业之前，韩律师曾在华盛顿特区的战略与国际研究中心（Center for Strategic and International Studies）担任中国和东亚政治研究助理，并在国际危机组织（International Crisis Group）北京办事处担任研究实习生。韩律师拥有圣塔克拉拉大学法学院的法律博士学位和蒙特雷国际研究学院的国际政策学士和硕士学位。