Omario Kanji is a cross-border attorney based in Washington, DC. Omario began his legal career in securities law, assisting Chinese companies’ initial public offerings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He has since assisted entrepreneur and SME-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.
Omario serves as Senior Fellow at NSI. Omario formerly spearheaded NSI’s summer study program with NSI Founder and Executive Director Jamil N. Jaffer and NSI Deputy Executive Director Jessica L. Jones. Omario also teaches Corporate Compliance and Torts in the Temple University–Tsinghua Rule LL.M. Program in Beijing, China.
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 states of California and New York and the District of Columbia.
In the past, Omario served 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 has led two-week business study excursions to Athens, Beijing, Berlin, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Munich, San Juan P.R., Santiago, Säo Paulo, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Tokyo, and Wuhan. Omario’s students elected him Professor of the Year in 2013 and 2014.
Omario shows clients and 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 in Europe, South America, Asia or Africa.