Brooklyn Law School to honor counsel for China’s Silk Road fund

February 1, 2018 By Rob Abruzzese, Legal Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Law School will honor three of its distinguished alumni during a luncheon in Manhattan on Friday. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Law Schoo

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) will honor three of its distinguished alumni, including Hannah Cao, who is the general counsel of China’s Silk Road Fund, during its annual alumni awards luncheon that will take place on Friday in Manhattan.

Cao, a 2003 BLS graduate, represents the state-owned fund that was created in 2014 to invest under China’s new strategic initiative nicknamed the Belt and Road Initiative.

In addition to Cao, BLS is also honoring 1967 graduate Allen J. Grubman as Alumni of the Year and Andrew Rausa, a 2013 graduate, will receive the Rising Star award.

“Each of these honorees is a shining example of the best of Brooklyn Law School — world-class lawyers who are tremendous leaders in their respective fields, widely admired for their expertise and achievements and advancing the law cchool’s purpose of using the power of law to make a positive difference,” said BLS Dean Nick Allard.

Cao was executive articles editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, an International Business Law fellow and a member of the Safe Harbor Project while at BLS.

“Brooklyn Law School was transformational for me. It instilled a belief in the value of the legal profession that continues to guide me through my career to this day,” Cao said. “I am thrilled and humbled to be recognized as one of the alumni of the year. I view this honor not just as recognition of my own accomplishments, but as a celebration of all Brooklyn Law School graduates’ commitment to using the power of law to benefit our local, national and global communities.”

Grubman is the founder of the firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C., which started as a music law firm, but has evolved over two decades into all areas of entertainment business and has become one of the major entertainment law practices in the country.

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Rausa has developed an expertise in data privacy while working for a New York-based digital advertising company called Undertone. In 2015, he facilitated the sale of Undertone and was recruited by Facebook.


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