Gregory La Blanc is the Chair of the Berkeley-Haas Professional Faculty and a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the Haas School, Berkeley Law School, and the Department of Economics at Berkeley. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Haas Cheit Award, he teaches classes in law, innovation, strategy, technology and data. He is a graduate of the Wharton School, and studied law at Duke University, George Mason University, and UC Berkeley School of Law. He has consulted in the areas of innovation, decision making, risk management, and strategy around the world. He has worked in competitive intelligence, consulted in IP Strategy and litigation, and advised numerous startups, particularly in Fintech, Data Analytics, and people operations. His research lies at the intersection of law, innovation and the use of data in rapidly changing industries.
He has worked with many Chinese companies including: Alibaba, China Telecom, Postal Bank of China, Chiangjiang Pension Fund, Asset Management Association of China, Sinopec, Hefei Manufacturing, and China Heavy Machinery Company.
Government bodies including SASAC and the Ministry of Science and Technology, the provincial governments of Szechuan, Hubei, Hebei, Hunan, He’nan and the city governments of Beijing, Quingtao, Chongqing, Guangzhou, and Wuhan.