Andy Y. Sun is a Visiting Chair Professor at the Tongji University College of Law in Shanghai, China. Previously he served as a professor at the Graduate Institute of Intellectual Property and the Institute of Law and Interdiscipline of the National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan and the Department of Financial and Economic Law, Chun-Yuan Christian University in Taiwan, respectively. He teaches and directs various projects on intellectual property, competition and trade related subjects. In addition, Professor Sun has served as the Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Legal Institute (APLI), a not-for-profit organization chartered in the District of Columbia and dedicated to the comparative legal studies between the United States and East Asian region. The Institute serves as a forum for research and discussions; it also combines resources and talents from many universities, law firms, and public sector to sponsor education programs and conferences.
From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Sun was the Earle H. and Suzanne Harbison Professorial Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law and Associate Director of Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies of the George Washington University Law School. In this capacity, he was in charge of, among other things, the management of Asia/China related programs at the Center.
Throughout the last two decades, Professor Sun helped forge a number of cooperation agreements and training programs among the APLI and Peking University, Shanghai University, East China University of Politics and Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Tongji University and other leading legal institutions and government agencies in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the United States.
Professor Sun has published articles and books on a variety of issues related to international intellectual property law, technology transfer and trade. He has also lectured on the subjects in the United States, Asia and Europe at agencies and organizations such as the World Bank Group, World Affairs Council, the International Law Association, Hong Kong Productivity Council, the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan, Peking University of China and the Chinese Southwest University of Political Science and Law. Professor Sun is one of the drafters on several intellectual property legislative bills in Taiwan. He also serves as the senior editor to translate major judicial opinions in Taiwan into English.
From 1990 to 1993, Professor Sun served as a counsel at the U.S. Department of Education on law enforcement-related works. Previously he served as Deputy Director for Communications Outreach at the Republican National Committee and Executive Director of the Chinese American Society, respectively. As a part of the latter capacity, he was involved extensively in the research work on international and comparative law related to Sino-American relationship, including intellectual property laws.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1959, Mr. Sun is an attorney by profession. He holds a degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the National Chengchi University in Taiwan, Master of Comparative Laws (M.C.L.) from the George Washington University and Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Maryland.