Adjunct Faculty


Arshad A. Ahmed
Jordan Breslow
George H. Brown
Thomas Brown
Richard Climan
Lothar Determann

David P. Eich
Roy Eisenhardt
William Falik
Herbert P. Fockler
Todd Glass
Charles Hansen
Abrar A. Hussain
Hanno F. Kaiser
Janice Kosel
Joseph Lavitt
Susan Mac Cormac
Allan Marks
Frank Martin
David Mendel
Richard Mendelson
Steve Morger
Stephen Oetgen
Mark Perlow
Mark Reinstra
Mario Rosati
Zenichi Shishido
Leo Strine
Anthony Zaloom
Scott Zimmermann

Arshad A. Ahmed ···

Arshad A. Ahmed is a partner and advisor to private equity and venture capital firms and enterprises around the world. In 2012, he co-founded Elixir Capital, a private equity fund manager. Prior to launching Elixir Capital, he served as an international corporate lawyer and business counselor. He has substantial experience in private equity activities, mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, divestitures, corporate governance and all manner of business ventures. He is also recognized as a leading authority in and critic of Shari'ah-related investment practices and contemporary Islamic banking and finance, and he has taught and spoken widely on such matters including those pertaining to the application of Shari'ah law in contemporary transactions.

Mr. Ahmed earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Jordan Breslow ···

Jordan Breslow joined Etsy as its General Counsel in November 2013. Before joining Etsy, Mr. Breslow was General Counsel of New Island Capital Management. He taught Business Law at San Francisco State University undergraduate and graduate business programs.

Mr. Breslow graduated summa cum laude from San Francisco State University and earned his law degree at UC Hastings College of Law.

George H. Brown ···

George H. Brown is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Litigation Department. Mr. Brown practices in the areas of complex securities litigation, accountants’ liability and corporate governance. He has represented officers, directors, board committees and the professionals who serve those corporate constituencies in class action securities litigation, internal company investigations, regulatory and grand jury investigations, derivative actions, arbitration proceedings, and related matters.

Mr. Brown was also a law professor at UCLA School of Law, where he taught contracts, business associations, and securities regulation courses. He received a joint JD/MBA in 1988 from UCLA, where he served as editor-in-chief of the National Black Law Journal.

Thomas Brown ···

Thomas Brown is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition and the Global Banking and Payment Systems practices. He is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. 

Mr. Brown’s practice focuses on competition law and legal issues affecting the financial services industry. In addition to strategically advising payment systems and financial services clients across a broad spectrum of regulatory issues, he has litigated notable antitrust cases, including class actions, in the financial services industry for more than fifteen years.

Immediately prior to private practice, Mr. Brown was Vice President, Senior Counsel at Visa U.S.A. Inc. There he was responsible for managing the aftermath of the settlement in In re Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation, including the dozens of consumer class actions that were filed following the settlement. He was also deeply involved in the company’s transformation from a co-op to a shareholder owned company. 

Mr. Brown earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

  Richard E. Climan ···

Richard E. Climan is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group in Weil’s Silicon Valley office, where he focuses on negotiating and advising clients on all types of acquisition transactions and related matters, including mergers, divestitures, tender offers, defensive strategies, going-private transactions, hostile takeovers, proxy contests, leveraged buy-outs and cross-border transactions. He has handled some of the most prominent acquisitions in the technology and life sciences sectors over the two past decades.

Mr. Climan has been an active member of the Committee on M&A, an international committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Business Law serving as Chair from 2002 to 2006 and currently as a member of the Committee's Executive Council. He is also co-chair of the task force responsible for preparing and publishing the Dealmakers' Dictionary of M&A terminology. In addition, Mr. Climan has been appointed to serve on the ABA Committee on Corporate Laws.

Lothar Determann ···

Lothar Determann practices and teaches international technology, commercial and intellectual property law. As a Principal with Baker & McKenzie LLP in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California, Dr. Determann’s practice covers counseling companies on taking their products, data, intellectual property and contracts international, as well as related commercial and compliance matters. Dr. Determann is admitted to practice in Germany and California.

Dr. Determann has been a member of the Association of German Public Law Professors since 1999 and he teaches Data Privacy Law, Computer Law and Internet Law. He has authored three books and more than 70 articles and treatise contributions and frequently presents on international and intellectual property law topics.

David P. Eich ···

David Patrick Eich is a partner with Kirkland and Ellis, representing financial sponsors and their affiliates in multi-jurisdictional leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, fund formations and other complex private equity transactions in Asia, Europe, and the US. Mr. Eich is leading the expansion of Kirkland's global private equity practice to Asia and is the senior partner in the firm's Hong Kong office. Dual qualified in the US as an attorney and in the U.K. as a solicitor (he is also a registered foreign lawyer in Germany), he has closed many deals around the world from his offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, London and Munich since 1994. Mr. Eich is a founding co-sponsor of the Private Equity Institute at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and a Director of its Global Advisory Board. Mr. Eich is a founding co-sponsor of the London Business School Private Equity Institute and a member of its Global Advisory Board. He also lectures about private equity annually to classes in the LBS M.B.A. degree program.

Mr. Eich graduated from Harvard University (magna cum laude) in 1988 and Columbia Law School with Honors from the Parker Program in International and Foreign Law in 1992.

Roy Eisenhardt ···

Roy Eisenhardt graduated from UC Berkeley, School of Law in 1965, where he was Managing Editor of the California Law Review and Order of the Coif. He had previously attended Dartmouth College and served in the United States Marine Corps before law school. After practicing business law for 12 years with Farella Braun + Martel in San Francisco, he returned to UC Berkeley, School of Law in 1978 as a Visiting Professor, teaching Real Property, Commercial Transactions, and Corporations. He left this position in 1982 to become the President of the Oakland Athletics. During that period, he was also a director of the Women's Tennis Association. In 1989, he changed careers to become the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences. In 1995, he left that position to serve as a consultant, and member of several non-profit and corporate Boards. He is currently the Interim President at the San Francisco Art Institute. Mr. Eisenhardt is a frequent interviewer for City Arts and Lectures and is an avid woodworker.

William ("Bill") Falik ···

Bill Falik has practiced land use, real estate, and environmental law and mediation in Northern California for the past 37 years and during this period he has pursued a dual career as attorney and real estate developer. During his legal career, he has been a partner in three San Francisco law firms in which he chaired the environmental and land use law departments. Mr. Falik currently serves on a number of nonprofit Boards and renders real estate development consulting services to diverse clients. In addition, he serves as a mediator and expert witness in complex real estate cases. 

Mr. Falik has served as a federal district court law clerk in San Francisco and has taught real property law, CEQA, Environmental Law, Land Use Law, and Real Estate Development at the University of San Francisco School of Law where he served as an Assistant Professor. He teaches real estate courses as an Adjunct Professor at both UC Berkeley, School of Law and Haas School of Business. He graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 1968 and from Harvard Law School in 1971.

Herbert P. Fockler ···

Herbert Fockler's is a partner with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He focuses on corporate and securities work for both private and public companies. He has substantial experience with venture capital financings, public offerings, and public and private mergers and acquisitions in the high-technology area. Mr. Fockler has worked with computer software and hardware companies in the Internet, enterprise software, IC design automation, workstation, and mobile electronic-device areas, and with biotechnology companies in the development of new drugs and medical devices. He has represented numerous start-up, venture-backed, and public companies and individual entrepreneurs.

Mr. Fockler is one of the firm's attorneys working in the developing areas of alternative energy and clean technologies and serves as a judge in the California CleanTech Open business plan competition. He is the past chairman of the Subcommittee on Transactional Documents and Issues of the American Bar Association's Committee on Venture Capital and Private Equity, and is a frequent speaker on various aspects of US securities law. Mr. Fockler has a leadership role in the firm's Technology Committee and Knowledge Management program.

Todd G. Glass ···

Todd Glass is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on the representation of project developers, utilities, investment banks, and venture capital firms in the energy and clean technology sector in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

Mr. Glass has extensive experience with the development, purchase, and sale of renewable and thermal generation projects; structuring, negotiation, and implementation of energy transactions and financings; and state and federal regulation of the energy industry. He served various enterprises as lead project counsel in the commercialization, project development, regulatory approvals, and financing of alternative energy projects and technologies, including solar photovoltaic, concentrated solar, and solar thermal projects.  In addition, he represents utility-scale solar and other renewable energy clients in their power sales and renewable energy credit (REC) transactions, national and international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and various equity and debt financings.

Mr. Glass received his B.A. from Cornell University, and M.P.A. from the University of Washington, and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where he was editor in chief of Environmental Law.

Charles A. Hansen ···

Charles A. Hansen teaches Real Estate Transactions and Real Estate Transactions and Litigation. He is a partner at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean in Oakland. With nearly 30 years of experience, Mr. Hansen maintains a busy civil litigation practice with a focus on real estate, commercial and secured transactions litigation. He has been retained as a consultant and expert witness in a variety of transactional and state and federal court litigation matters relating to commercial and real estate lending, real estate transactions, mortgages, trust deeds, brokers, escrow, title insurance, commercial leasing, real estate development, guaranties and personal property-secured transactions. Mr. Hansen received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and his J.D. from UC Berkeley, School of Law. 

Abrar A. Hussain ···

Abrar Hussain is a corporate partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Palo Alto office. His practice focuses on assisting clients in their cross-border transactional needs in emerging markets, particularly in India and the Middle East. He also has significant experience assisting investment funds in their fund structuring and emerging markets transactions. Mr. Hussain's practice has consistently been rated one of the top US/India cross-border practices and he has represented some of the world’s largest multinationals and investment funds in their emerging market transactions.

Hanno F. Kaiser ···

Hanno F. Kaiser, a partner at Latham & Watkins, is an antitrust lawyer with a special focus on technology and new media markets. He has counseled clients in mergers and non-corporate transactions involving online advertising, content distribution, online auctions, operating systems, all levels of the enterprise software stack, chip design and standard setting with respect to both US and EU antitrust law. In the "bricks and mortar" world, Mr. Kaiser has recently advised casino companies, supermarkets, clean energy firms, and a variety of financial institutions, trade associations and hedge funds in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Kaiser's clients include Yahoo! Inc., Oracle Corporation, Apple Inc., eBay Inc., The Hearst Corporation, Hilton Hotels Corporations, Harrah's Entertainment Inc., Pathmark Stores Inc. and The Carlyle Group.

Mr. Kaiser regularly publishes in the field of antitrust, law & economics and jurisprudence and is a frequent speaker on a broad range of antitrust and IP issues. Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Kaiser practiced EU competition law with the Düsseldorf office of Shearman & Sterling. He holds law degrees from the University of Bayreuth (Germany) and the University of California at Davis.

Janice Kosel ···

Janice Kosel teaches a course on Commercial Transactions and also a course on Secured Transactions. She is a member of the California Bar; specializing in Family Law, Corporate and Commercial. She’s the author of Bankruptcy: Do It Yourself and Chapter 13: The Federal Plan to Repay Your Debts as well as Property Disposition in Antenuptial, Postnuptial and Property Settlement Agreements. Ms. Kosel formerly practiced with Orrick, Herrington, Rowley & Sutcliffe. She is also a former member of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee, the Family Law Specialization Exam Writing Committee of the California State Bar and the Board of Directors of Legal Assistance for Seniors.

Ms. Kosel received a B.A. from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from UC Berkeley, School of Law.

Joseph Lavitt ···

Joseph Lavitt has written extensively on a broad range of issues, including a recent article concerning the inconsistent treatment of policyholders following Hurricane Katrina. (54 Loy. L. Rev. 1 (2008)). He has been quoted on matters of tort and insurance law by the AP, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and Bloomberg News. His essay about professional independence recently appeared in the first volume of the California Law Review Circuit (1 Cal. L. Rev. Cir. 33 (2010).)

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Lavitt did constituent and campaign service for Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut. In private practice, he then served as lead counsel in numerous high-profile lawsuits, including civil actions to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for failed financial institutions and federally-financed housing developments. Apart from civil practice, Mr. Lavitt has been frequently appointed to represent indigent defendants in the Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.

Mr. Lavitt earned his A.B. at the University of Georgia (Athens), with high honors, and his J.D. at UC Berkeley, School of Law. 

Susan Mac Cormac ···

Susan Mac Cormac is a partner in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office. She serves as co-chair of the Clean Technology + Alternative Energy Group and Private Equity and Venture Investment Practice. Ms. Mac Cormac has extensive experience representing start-up to late-stage private companies primarily in the clean technology or sustainable space. She provides corporate and finance advice in connection with equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, reorganizations, and joint ventures. She regularly advises boards of private and public companies, special committees, and CEOs on corporate governance as it relates to sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) issues and has joined the faculty (teaching on issues of sustainability and corporate governance) at both the Stanford Director’s College and the Northwestern Corporate Counsel Institute. In addition to her representation of nonprofit corporations involved with Sustainability and CSR, providing advice to their boards on fiduciary issues, conflicts of interest, and other corporate matters, she has deep experience and expertise in structure for nonprofit/for-profit “Hybrids” and new corporate forms.

Ms. Mac Cormac received her J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Duke University School of Law in 1993.

Allan Marks ···

Allan Marks is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Project Finance Group and Latin America Practice Group.

Mr. Marks routinely represents developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects worldwide, with special expertise in the energy, infrastructure and transportation sectors. He has participated in numerous project financings, acquisitions, restructurings, securities offerings and private placements for a variety of sophisticated institutional clients. He speaks and publishes frequently on renewable energy, public-private partnerships, cross-border financing issues, infrastructure investments, deregulation and emerging markets. Mr. Marks has worked on transactions throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Mr. Marks is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading project finance lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Chambers Latin America. He is an adjunct professor of law at UC Berkeley, School of Law, where he teaches a course on Energy & Infrastructure Project Finance, and is also an adjunct professor at the Haas School of Business at the UC Berkeley. He has given lectures at Berkeley's Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE).  He was previously an adjunct lecturer for the post-graduate program in Derecho de Empresa at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City.

Frank J. Martin ···

Frank Martin is President of Standard Pacific Capital, LLC, a global hedge fund manager founded in 1995 and headquartered in San Francisco. Since inception, Standard Pacific has managed its flagship Global Long/Short Equity Fund. The firm also manages a Pan-Asia Long/Short Equity Fund. The funds' investors primarily include foundations and endowments, fund of funds, family offices, high net-worth individuals, insurance companies, and pension funds. Mr. Martin served as Standard Pacific's General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer prior to becoming its President. Prior to joining Standard Pacific, Mr. Martin practiced corporate and securities law in Silicon Valley representing emerging companies and venture capital funds. Mr. Martin currently serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Youth Radio, Inc. and as a board member of Centro Legal De La Raza.

Mr. Martin received his J.D. from UC Berkeley, School of Law and his B.B.A. in finance from the University of Georgia.

David Mendel ···

David Mendel joined the UC Berkeley Law faculty in 2010 after more than 25 years in the investment management business. Mr. Mendel, a lecturer, teaches Introduction to Finance of Business. After working as an analyst and portfolio manager for Fidelity Investments, he founded an investment management firm for high net worth individuals. He has also invested in and founded numerous start-up companies. Most recently he was a lecturer for three years at San Jose State University. Mr. Mendel is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Mr. Mendel was awarded his MBA from Harvard Business School. He earned a B.A. in mathematics from Emory University.

Richard Mendelson ···

Richard Mendelson is an attorney with the law firm of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty and is an internationally-recognized expert on vineyard and wine law and related land use, intellectual property, business and administrative law issues. He chairs the DP&F's Wine Industry Group. Over the past two decades, Mr. Mendelson has handled legal matters involving almost every aspect of the wine business, including liquor licensing, environmental challenges to vineyard development, grape purchase agreements, winery use permits, representation of winery clients before the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and federal Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, state and federal label approvals, distributor appointments and terminations, and import-export contracts. Mr. Mendelson’s background in the wine industry began as a graduate student at Magdalen College, Oxford which houses many of Europe’s largest wine cellars. Mr. Mendelson resides in Napa, California, and owns a small vineyard, producing three wines under the Mendelson label.  He is an Adjunct Lecturer in Wine Law at UC Berkeley, School of Law, where he directs the Program on Wine Law and Policy. He also lectures on a variety of vineyard and wine law topics at UC Davis Graduate School of Management and as part of the University of Aix-Marseille and the University of Bordeaux. He earned his B.A. from Harvard College, his M.A. from Oxford University, and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Steve Morger ···

Steve Morger teaches Real Estate Transactions and Real Estate Transactions and Litigation. He is a partner at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean in Oakland. He is an experienced civil litigator who represents clients involved in real estate and complex business disputes. He has particular expertise in the areas of mortgages, deeds of trust, foreclosure and antideficiency issues, as well as guarantees and U.C.C. personal property-secured transactions. He has provided expert testimony involving real estate secured transactions and guarantees as well as title insurance, escrow and related disputes. He works with all aspects of civil litigation and discovery through trial and appeal. Mr. Morger received his B.S. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley and his J.D. from UC Berkeley, School of Law.

Stephen D. Oetgen ···

Stephen Oetgen is General Counsel and Executive Vice President - Finance at Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm based in San Francisco. He was formerly a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was involved in founding its San Francisco office. He has more than twenty years of experience leading leveraged buyout and private equity transactions. Mr. Oetgen received his B.S. from University of Illinois and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Mark Perlow ···

Mark Perlow is a partner in the San Francisco office of K&L Gates LLP and one of four global practice group coordinators for the K&L Gates investment management practice. His practice focuses on investment management, financial regulation, and securities law, and he regularly represents investment advisers, mutual funds, hedge fund managers, fund boards of directors and broker-dealers on a broad range of regulatory and transactional matters.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Perlow served as senior counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), focusing on investment management, fund and corporate governance, and enforcement, and he also served in the SEC's Division of Enforcement. While on the SEC staff, Mr. Perlow worked on regulatory initiatives on fund governance, auditor independence, the scope of the securities laws online, codes of ethics, personal trading of investment personnel, and foreign custody of fund assets, and he advised the SEC on the policy and legal implications of enforcement actions. He also served as senior attorney on a number of enforcement actions and investigations, including the W.R. Grace 21(a) Report on independent directors' duties regarding executive compensation, and cases involving accounting fraud, market manipulation, insider trading, and broker-dealer sales abuses.

Mr. Perlow received a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. from Oxford University, and an A.B. from UC Berkeley.

Mark Reinstra ···

Mark Reinstra has been with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati since 1994, first as an associate and then as a partner. Mr. Reinstra practices corporate and securities law. His practice covers a broad range of general corporate, securities, and transactional matters, including venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents private and public companies across many industries, including Internet infrastructure, e-commerce, semiconductors, software, professional services, and life sciences enterprises. Mr. Reinstra also represents investment banks in connection with public offerings of equity securities and debt instruments. He has lectured at the Haas Business School at the University of California, Berkeley, regarding the initial public offering process, and at The Wharton School Entrepreneurs Workshop. He is a former co-chair of two Practicing Law Institute seminars, titled "Understanding the Securities Laws" and "Counseling Clients in the New Economy."

Mario Rosati ···

Mr. Rosati has been with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati since 1971, first as an associate and, since 1975, as a partner. Mr. Rosati specializes in corporate law, especially as it relates to technology companies. He is an ex officio member of the firm's Board of Directors and currently serves as the managing partner of WS Investments, an investment partnership composed of the partners and associates of the firm. WS Investments has invested in a number of emerging corporations over the years. Since 1995, Mr. Rosati has been an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and, more recently, a visiting adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, School of Law. Mr. Rosati has sat as a judge pro-tem in the San Mateo County Superior Court in the State of California. He also participated in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Task Force to the office of the President Elect, Ronald Reagan. In addition to the boards of the public companies mentioned below, Mr. Rosati is a director of several privately held companies.

Zenichi Shishido ···

Zenichi Shishido is Professor of Law at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy. He was a visiting professor at UC Berkeley, School of Law, Columbia, and Harvard. His major publications include Kigyo-Ho Kaikaku no Ronri: Insentibu Shisutemu no Seido Sekkei (The Logic of Enterprise Law Reform: Legislative Policy of Incentive Mechanism) (Ed., Nikkei, 2011), Bencha Kigyo No Homu Zaimu Senryaku (Law And Finance of Venture Companies) (Co-ed., Shoji Homu, 2010), Dokizuke No Shikumi Toshiteno Kigyo: Insentibu Shisutemi No Hoseidoron (The Firm As An Incentive Mechanism: The Role of Legal Institutions) (Yuhikaku, 2006), Sweat Equity as a Gift (Working Paper for Sho Sato Conference at UC Berkeley Law School, March 9-10, 2009, The Turnaround of 1997: Changes in Japanese Corporate Law and Governance, in Masahiko Aoki Et Al., Eds., Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change And Organizational Diversity (Oxford University Press, 2007), and Reform in Japanese Corporate Law and Corporate Governance, 49 Am. J. Comp. L. 653 (2001).

Leo E. Strine, Jr.

The Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr. was confirmed as Chancellor of the Court of Chancery on June 22, 2011, having previously served as a Vice Chancellor since 1998. Chancellor Strine also has long-standing positions as the Austin Wakeman Scott Lecturer in Law at the Harvard Law School, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Program of Corporate Governance, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University Law Schools. He also serves as the Special Judicial Consultant to the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association. Before joining the Court of Chancery, Chancellor Strine was Counsel to Governor Thomas R. Carper. Before his position with Governor Carper, Chancellor Strine served as a corporate litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and as law clerk to Judge Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Chief Judge John F. Gerry of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Chancellor Strine graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and received his Bachelor's Degree summa cum laude from the University of Delaware. He was selected as a Harry S. Truman Scholar and a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

Anthony Zaloom ···

Anthony Zaloom has worked in major law firms in the US, China and Japan over the last forty years of his career, dealing with international investments, corporate transactions, and litigation. Most recently he was of counsel with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto. Prior to that he was a partner with Skadden Arps from 1986-1999, dividing time among their New York, Beijing and Tokyo offices. This followed multi-year tenures with Morrison & Foerster and Graham & James. He has taught at Stanford University Law School, Tokyo University Law Department, and the Tsinghua Law School. Mr. Zaloom received his B.A. from Princeton University (summa cum laude in Oriental Studies) and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Scott Zimmermann ···

Scott Zimmermann is an attorney in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is a member of the firm’s energy and clean technology practice. He advises new and established companies and their investors on issues affecting the energy, infrastructure and cleantech industries, including project development, energy regulatory counseling, tax equity finance, joint ventures, startup counseling, corporate finance and project finance. Mr. Zimmermann represents many of the leading companies in the distributed solar and energy efficiency markets, and also supports clients in a wide range of alternative energy industries and nonprofit organizations in the energy and climate fields. Mr. Zimmermann has over 15 years of experience working in the energy industry and is a licensed professional engineer. Prior to becoming an attorney he was involved in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of international energy facilities, initially as a process engineer for Fluor Corporation, and later leading product development at a software startup. He has also worked with the California Public Utilities Commission, the Asian Development Bank, and the Natural Resources Defense Council's China Clean Energy Program.

Mr. Zimmermann received his B.A. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. He obtained his J.D. from UC Berkeley, School of Law, and also holds a M.S. in Energy & Resources from UC Berkeley. Mr. Zimmermann teaches Energy Project Development & Finance.