IELE Faculty

IELE Faculty Director

Andrew Guzman

Andrew Guzman is Professor of Law and Director of the Advanced Law degree Programs at Berkeley Law School, University of California, Berkeley. Professor Guzman holds a J.D. and Ph.D. (economics) from Harvard University. He has written extensively on international trade, international regulatory matters, foreign direct investment and public international law, and served as editor on the recently published Handbook of International Economic Law (Elgar Publishers) and authored How International Law Works (Oxford University Press). Read more...


IELE Faculty

Berring

Robert Berring Jr. came to Boalt in 1982 to serve as a professor and the director of the law library. From 1986 to 1989 he held a joint appointment as dean of the School of Library and Information Studies. Berring also served as interim dean of the law school from January 2003 to June 2004. He stepped down as director of the library in 2005. Berring teaches contracts, advanced legal research and courses covering Chinese law. He also regularly teaches an undergraduate course about China for the Legal Studies Department, and offers freshmen seminars about law and cognitive studies. Read More...


Wayne Brazil

Wayne Brazil joined the faculty at Berkeley Law in the fall of 2009 as a Professor from Practice after having spent 25 years as a magistrate judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He exercised the full range of judicial responsibilities during his tenure as a judge, presiding over civil and criminal trials, conducting evidentiary hearings, hearing motions, managing the pretrial development of civil cases, conducting settlement conferences, and hosting a daily master criminal calendar. Read more... 


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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. Read more...


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Abraham Cable joined the UC Hastings faculty in 2011. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound, BA History (1997), and Harvard Law School in 2000, where he served as an editor and member of the articles committee on the Harvard Law Review. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Hastings, he was a partner at Miller Nash LLP, in Portland, Oregon. In ten years of practice he worked on a broad range of matters, including private and public offerings of securities, angel and venture capital investments, sale of subprime mortgage-backed securities, and negotiation of software licenses. Read more...


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Lothar Determann practices and teaches international technology, commercial and intellectual property law.  He teaches Data Privacy Law, Computer Law and Internet Law at Stanford Law School (since 2011)UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall, since 2004), Hastings College of the Law (since 2010) and Freie Universitat Berlin (since 1994). Professor Determann has been a member of the Association of German Public Law Professors since 1999. Read More...


Dibadj

Reza Dibadj was a Visiting Professor at Berkeley Law for the 2008-09 academic year. Currently a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, he began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami. His recent research has been primarily in the corporate and securities area, though he also writes about antitrust, regulation and administrative law, and social welfare theory. His writing focuses on two themes. The first involves the application of new tools, such as network theory, to legal analysis. The second is an exploration of different institutional choices the law has made. Read more...


Gergen

Mark Gergen joined the Berkeley faculty in 2008 after teaching at the University of Texas School Of Law for over two decades.  His principal teaching interests are in Contracts, Torts, Federal Income Tax, and Partnership Tax.  He has also taught a wide range of other subjects, including, since joining the Berkeley faculty, Property, Remedies, and Taxation of Financial Products and Institutions. Gergen graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1982. He clerked for the Hon. Harrison L. Winter, United States Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit (1982-1983), and was an associate at Arnold and Porter (1983-1985). Read more...


Henry Hecht

Henry Hecht received his B.A. from Williams College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.  Henry Hecht served as an Assistant Special Prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force from 1973 to 1976 and was special counsel to the San Francisco firm of Heller Ehrman LLP from 1977 to 1983.   In addition to serving on the Berkeley Law School faculty, Mr. Hecht is co-founder of The Hecht Training Group, a consultancy that has presented workshops on deposition, negotiation, motion practice, and trial skills to more than 65 major law firms, corporations, government agencies, and bar associations across the country.  Read more...


Hein

Jayni Foley Hein is the executive director of UC Berkeley School of Law's Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE). She works with diverse stakeholders in academia, law, business and the non-profit sector to advance environmental and energy policy goals through interdisciplinary research, collaboration and advocacy. Previously, she served as managing attorney at San Francisco Baykeeper and as an associate at Latham & Watkins. She earned her JD, Order of the Coif, from Berkeley Law and her B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Virginia. Read more...


Hoofnagle

Chris Jay Hoofnagle's research focuses upon the structure of legal and economic relationships that lead to tensions between firms and individuals, manifested through information privacy problems, gaps in understanding of legal protections, deficits in consumer law protections, and the problem of financial fraud. He is principal investigator (with Dean Shankar Sastry) on a NSF-funded effort to promote graduate education for students who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged, and an investigator on three other NSF projects focusing upon computer security, social factors in computer misuse, and privacy and security issues in future internet architectures.  Read more...


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Ben Logan is a partner in the Los Angeles office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he has practiced since graduating from Stanford Law School in 1976. For approximately the last 30 years, his practice has involved the restructuring of distressed companies, both via chapter 11 and out of court. Unlike many lawyers in this field who gravitate towards representing debtors, to the exclusion of creditors, or vice versa, he has represented the full range of participants in restructurings; e.g., debtors, secured creditors, official creditors' committees, ad hoc committees of creditors, acquirers of troubled businesses. Read more...


Laurent Mayali

Laurent Mayali serves as Lloyd M. Robbins Professor of Law, Director of the Comparative Legal Studies Program, Director of the Robbins Religious and Civil Law Collection at Berkeley Law School.  After attaining his Docteur D’Etat on Droit at the University of Montpellier (France), Laurent Mayali served as a tenured research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt, Germany, and at France's Center for National Research.  He joined the faculty of Berkeley's rhetoric department in 1985 before permanently joining the Boalt faculty in 1988.  Read more...


Peter Menell

Peter Menell received his S.B from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.A., and Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University, and his J.D from Harvard Law School.   Prof. Menell is co-founder and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He has organized more than two dozen intellectual property education programs for the Federal Judicial Center since 1998.   He has authored numerous books and articles relating to intellectual property issues.  Read more...


Sam Miller

Samuel Miller: Mr. Miller is a partner in the San Francisco office of Sidley Austin LLP, where he focuses his litigation practice in the areas of intellectual property, antitrust, and securities law.  Mr. Miller received his B.A. (cum laude) from Yale University and his J.D. from of UC Berkeley School of Law.  After law school, he clerked for Judge William H. Orrick, United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  Mr. Miller has taught seminars on antitrust and intellectual property at UC Berkeley, School of Law and at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  Mr. Miller has also been a faculty member of the U.S.Department of State and U.S. Information Agency's Programs in Latin America.


Notiniphoto

Jessica Notini  received her B.A. from Wesleyan College and J.D. magna cum laude from University of Michigan Law School.   In addition to serving on the Berkeley Law faculty, Notini is a mediator and facilitator with the Northern California Mediation Center and teaches a variety of subjects related to alternative dispute resolution both in California and internationally. Her mediation practice is focused in the areas of probate & estate, employment discrimination and business disputes. She has facilitated for schools, government agencies, law firms and other entities seeking to organize their work on complex and controversial projects.  Read more...


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David Oppenheimer is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Professional Skills at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law.  He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School (J.D.). Previously, Professor Oppenheimer served as Visiting Professor at the University of Paris X, and Professor of Law and Associate Dean at Golden Gate University School of Law.  He founded and co-directed the Golden Gate/Paris Comparative Law Program from 2005-2009.  Read more...


rakowski

Eric Rakowski clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice William J. Brennan Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court. He worked as a tax attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell before joining the Boalt faculty in 1990. Rakowski is the author of Equal Justice (1991). He writes mainly on issues relating to taxation, distributive justice, health care, and moral philosophy. Read more...


Paul Schwartz

Paul Schwartz received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1985, and is a leading international expert on information privacy and information law.  His scholarship focuses on how the law has sought to regulate and otherwise shape information technology - as well as the impact of information technology on law and democracy.  His recent articles include "Notification of Data Security Breaches" in the Michigan Law Review (2007) (with Edward Janger); "Property, Privacy, and Personal Data" in the Harvard Law Review (2004); "Eldred and Lochner: Copyright Term Extension and Intellectual Property as Constitutional Property" (with William Treanor) in the Yale Law Journal (2003).  Read more...


talley

Eric Talley is a leading authority on corporate law, and law and economics. In addition to teaching corporate law, he serves as faculty co-director of Boalt's Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy. He joined the faculty in 2006. Talley was previously at University of Southern California Law School from 1995 to 2005. He held the Theodore and Ivadelle Johnson Chair in Law and Business in 2005, having become a full professor in 2000. Talley led two of the law school's respected research centers, and was director both at the USC Center in Law, Economics and Organization and the USC/Caltech Olin Center for the Study of Law and Rational Choice from 2002 to 2004.  Read more...


Ken Taymor

Ken Taymor is the executive director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy. Mr. Taymor received his A.B. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Yale University.  Prior to joining Boalt, Taymor practiced law for over 20 years in San Francisco.   His professional experience included organizing, structuring and financing private companies, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, intellectual property licensing and telecommunications. He has also represented non-profit and for-profit developers of mixed use community redevelopment projects.  Read more...


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James Tuthill  has extensive experience in corporate, transactional, and regulatory aspects of the telecommunications industry, and spent over twenty-four years at leading industry firms including Pacific Telesis, SBC, and AT&T. Mr. Tuthill received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.) and also completed UCLA’s Advanced Executive Management Program.  Mr. Tuthill was a partner at Schuyler, Ballard & Cowen in Chicago, and subsequently managed complex litigation at Bucyrus-Erie, a Fortune 500 manufacturer.  1n 1985 he joined Pacific Telesis Group, one of the seven Regional Holding Companies formed at the divestiture of AT&T in 1984.


VanHouweling

Molly Shaffer Van Houweling joined the Boalt faculty in fall 2005 from the University of Michigan Law School, where she had been an assistant professor since 2002. Van Houweling's teaching and research interests include intellectual property, law and technology, property, and food law. She was a visiting professor at Boalt in 2004-05. Before joining the Michigan faculty, Van Houweling was president of Creative Commons, a nonprofit group that facilitates sharing of intellectual property. Read more...


Steve Weissman

Steve Weissman is an administrative law judge at the California Public Utilities Commission. He has served as policy and legal advisor to three different commissioners at the PUC.  He is an energy and environmental attorney, and an active environmental mediator.   Prior to his appointment as an administrative law judge in1988, he was a staff attorney at the PUC, working on renewable energy and energy efficiency proceedings, as well as cases involving implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act.  Read more...