Tourism Academy

Dafan Zhang, JD MPA

Tourism Academy Alumni

Managing Principal Attorney - Zhang Law PC
Dafan is an attorney with a passion for law, technology, business, and policy. Prior to founding his own law firm, he practiced at one of the most prestigious law firms in the world, representing elite global financial institutions and leading corporations. Dafan’s diverse skill set allows him to represent his clients in a number of practice areas. Prior to and concurrent to practicing law, Dafan has been a web/mobile/software developer for over 20 years. Dafan is well accomplished in the technology field, having been a pioneer in mobile data systems, web applications, and media systems. Dafan is also an inventor of multiple technological inventions, including an Internet-based mobile data aggregation system in the 1990’s.

Dafan received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. While at Penn, he also earned a Business Economy & Public Policy certificate from the Wharton Business School. Prior to that, Dafan graduated first in his class with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from West Chester University. Besides his professional and educational achievements, Dafan has also proven his drive, determination, and resilience on the journey of life, having overcome tremendous challenges before reaching success.

Lectures and Panels

  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law and Intellectual Property Law, Lincoln University
  • Frequent Lecturer and Panelist, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
  • Lecturer, Philadelphia Immigrant Innovation Hub
  • Lecturer and Organizer, BizPhilly.com business leaders group

Speaking Sessions
TA Day 2: Thurs June 14th 2018
  • 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

    What DMOs Need to Know About Data Security & Privacy
    Medallion Room Salon C/D

    With Facebook’s recent testimony top-of-mind and new European privacy regulations rolling out (GDPR), data security and privacy are under a media microscope. Yet the laws and policies around data and privacy are very antiquated. It is a perfect storm for confusion and mounting risk. Reexamine how you may be collecting, using, and storing data today and learn about the trends and best practices around consent and privacy that will shape this issue going forward.