New Frontiers In Law & Business



Westminster House    2315 College Avenue    Berkeley, California

Business and law increasingly are intermingled as areas of practice and targets of academic inquiry.  Recent rapid and fundamental changes in federal and state regulation, business law doctrine, and business practices have dramatically raised the stakes for lawyers to understand business and business people to understand law. 

This conference aims to push that conversation forward, and will involve practitioners, academics, and regulators discussing ongoing work in these ever more integrated arenas.

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8:15 – 8:45 
Registration and Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00
Opening and Welcome
Eric Talley
Co-Director BCLBE and Professor, Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley
9:00 – 9:30
Session 1(Moderator: Eric Talley) 
Jesse Fried
Co-Director BCLBE and Professor, Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley
“Deviations from Contractual Priority in the Sale of VC - Backed Firms”
(with Brian Broughman, UC Berkeley)
 
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9:30 – 9:45
Commentator:Antonio Bernardo
Professor, Anderson School of Business, UC Los Angeles
 
9:45 – 10:30
Discussion and Questions
 
 
10:30 – 10:45
Coffee Break

 

10:45 - 11:15
Session 2 (Moderator: Dana Welch)
Christine Parlour
Professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
“Credit Risk Transfer and Bank Lending”
(with Andrew Winton, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management)
 
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11:15 – 11:30
Commentator: Eric Talley
Co-Director BCLBE and Professor, Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley
 
 
11:30 – 12:15
Discussion and Questions
 
 

12:15 – 1:45
Lunch Break 
1:45 – 2:15
Session 3 (Moderator: Jesse Fried)
David Aboody
Professor, Anderson School of Management, UC Los Angeles
“Executive Stock-Based Compensation and Firms’ Cash Payout:
The Role of the Shareholder”
(with Ron Kasznik, Stanford Graduate School of Business)
 
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2:15 – 2:30
Commentator:Robert Daines
Professor, Stanford Law School
 
 
2:30 – 3:15
Discussion and Questions
 
 
3:15 – 3:45
Session 4 (Moderator: Richard Buxbaum) 
Steven Bochner
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
“Fixing 404”
(with Joseph Grundfest, Stanford Law School)
 
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3:45 – 4:00
Commentator:James Spindler
Professor, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California
 
 
4:00 - 4:45
Discussion and Questions
 
 
4:45 – 5:00
Closing Remarks:Dean Christopher Edley, Jr.
Dean, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

 

 Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy
Bancroft Research Center ~ 2440 Bancroft Way ~ Berkeley, California
BCLBE@law.berkeley.edu 510.642.0532
 
 This event is wheelchair accessible. For disability related accommodations contact Phyliss Martinez at pmartinezhaarz@law.berkeley.edu or by calling 510.642.0532. Advance notice is kindly requested.