Omario Kanji is a cross-border attorney based in Los Angeles, California. Omario began his legal career in securities law, assisting Chinese companies’ initial public offerings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He has since assisted clients in their corporate growth, intellectual property management, and global business strategies. Omario resided in Italy for three years and in Beijing and Hong Kong for eight years and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French, and Italian. He has recently focused on developing legal and business relationships in emerging markets such as Mongolia, Angola, and Brazil.
Omario earned a BA in Psychology and Italian from UCLA, an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor. He also received an LLM in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University in Beijing. Omario is licensed to practice law in the State of New York.
Omario serves as Adjunct Associate Professor and Assistant Academic Director of Global Immersions at Temple University’s Fox School of Business in Philadelphia, assisting MBA candidates in understanding the international business environment. Omario leads a two-week business immersion in China, lecturing on Chinese business and accompanying students to visit multinational companies. Omario’s students elected him Professor of the Year in 2013 and 2014.
Omario shows students how theoretical concepts of international business collide with practical realities such as culture, history, and developmental economics. Omario delights in demonstrating the immense challenges and rewards of conducting business abroad, whether for a multinational or an entrepreneur.