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April 2018

BCLT/BTLJ: What is the Berkeley IP Lab?

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

What is the Berkeley IP Lab? The Berkeley IP Lab, which will be offered this coming Fall, is an innovative and rewarding course where students interested in patent law get a hands-on experience representing real startups in the Bay Area under the supervision of a practicing lawyer from a leading law firm.  Come hear Prof. Rob Merges , who designed the course, and Eneda Hoxha '16, who took it when she was a student, describe how students meet with their client,…

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October 2018

Voter Protection Training with the Asian Law Caucus (co-sponsored by the Pro Bono Program and Election Law @ Berkeley)

Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Please RSVP here so we have lunch for you: tinyurl.com/rsvp345 Please join us in protecting the right to vote right here in California. You can do this by volunteering with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (ALC) this November to protect voters across California. Berkeley Law's Pro Bono Program and Election Law @ Berkeley will be co-hosting a training here at the law school on October 5th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 100.  Jonathan Stein is the…

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: The Ongoing Revolution in Legal Technology – Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Three leaders in the legal tech industry will discuss how technology is changing the practice of law.    Bebe Chueh, cofounder of Atrium LTS Andrew Antos, cofounder and CEO of Klarity Law Thomas Hamilton, VP of Legal Strategy at Ross Intelligence.    Event co-sponsored by Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Register here: https://conta.cc/2G4F5F1

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September 2019

BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Stephen Oetgen; Golden Gate Capital — Private Equity Basics

Monday, September 9, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Stephen Oetgen, Managing Director and General Counsel at Golden Gate Capital. Interview by Craig Adas, Managing Partner of Weil, Gotshal & Manges' Silicon Valley Office. Golden Gate Capital is a private equity firm based in San Francisco. Stephen Oetgen has served as lead counsel in numerous private equity transactions, including going-private transactions, buyouts, divestitures, other mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, and various senior and mezzanine debt financings. Hear from one of the local experts on Private Equity strategies including leverage…

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Bradford Lewis; Informatica — Data Driven Risk Management

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Bradford Lewis ('87), Chief Legal Officer at Informatica. Brad Lewis is the senior vice president and chief legal officer of Informatica with responsibility for legal and licensing compliance. Brad’s focus is on championing innovation and the use of legal technology to streamline processes, reduce cost, and enable a better customer experience in a risk controlled environment. Brad brings nearly 30 years of experience leading legal teams. Most recently, Brad was a Managing Director at BlackRock, where he…

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Katy Motiey; Extreme Networks — Employment Law to the C-suite

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Katy Motiey, General Counsel of Extreme Networks. Interview by Amy Park, Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates. Katy Motiey serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and GC at Extreme. She has over 22 years of global legal and employment law experience encompassing corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, debt restructuring, commercial contract negotiation and licensing, patent and trademark portfolio management, IP litigation, IPO process management, as well as employment matters. Lunch provided on…

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk (Powered by the Business in Society Institute): Amy Weaver; Salesforce — Tales from the Tower

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Amy Weaver, General Counsel of Salesforce. Interview by Amelia Miazad, Director of the Business in Society Institute.  Amy Weaver leads the legal, compliance, internal audit, security and government affairs teams at Salesforce. She is a member of the company’s executive committee. Prior to joining Salesforce, Weaver was executive vice president and general counsel of Univar Inc., where she was responsible globally for all legal and corporate affairs, governance, corporate transactions, compliance, litigation and employment law matters. Lunch…

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Julie Brush; Solutus Legal Search LLC — Strategic Planning for a Successful Legal Career

Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Julie Brush, Founding Partner at Solutus Legal Search LLC. What can you do now to plan for a successful and profitable legal career? Julie Brush is widely recognized as the premier legal career strategist, search and industry expert to corporate and law firm executives throughout the globe. Julie is also the author of the popular legal career advice column, “The Lawyer Whisperer.” Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Cosponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal.  Register here: https://conta.cc/2WtApp8

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Sivan Whiteley; Square — The Role of the Tech Lawyer

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Sivan Whiteley, General Counsel at Square. Interview by Steven Bochner, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Sivan Whiteley serves as general counsel at Square where she oversees the company's legal, regulatory, compliance, and security operations. A longtime leader of Square's legal team, she previously held positions at Better Place, eBay, and Bingham McCutchen. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Cosponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal.  Register here: https://conta.cc/2wH14Q4

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October 2019

BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk (Powered by the Women in Business Law Initiative): Phuong Phillips; Zynga — Gaming the System

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Phuong Phillips, Chief Legal Officer at Zynga. Powered by the Women in Business Law Initiative.  Phuong Phillips is Chief Legal Officer for Zynga, overseeing all legal affairs and government relations for the company. Prior to joining Zynga, Phillips served as Associate General Counsel for Tesla, Inc., where she managed the post-acquisition integrations of SolarCity Corp. and Grohmann Engineering, as well as served as lead mergers and acquisitions attorney for the company. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by…

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Asha Agrawal; Scoop — Working with Friends

Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Asha Agrawal, Head of Legal at Scoop. Interview by Joshua Cook, Partner at Goodwin Procter. Asha leads the legal team in all company legal matters, including commercial, corporate, real estate, compliance and data privacy. Scoop is the leading carpooling solution in the US and has raised over $100M by blue chip investors, including Index Ventures, G2VP and Signia Venture Partners. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal.  Register here: https://conta.cc/2EWRXPK

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Brian Sandoval; MGM Resorts International and Former Governor of Nevada — Statement from the Statesman

Monday, October 14, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Brian Sandoval, President of Global Gaming Development at MGM Resorts International and the 29th Governor of Nevada from 2011 to 2019.  Sandoval was also the 30th Attorney General of Nevada and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal.  Register here: https://conta.cc/2KCCwjD

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Elise Bean; Wayne State University — Financial Exposure: Senate Investigations into Financial Abuse

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Elise Bean from Wayne State University Law School about Carl Levin’s Senate Investigations into Finance and Tax Abuse. For nearly 30 years beginning in 1985, Elise Bean worked as legal counsel to Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) on the US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. In 2003, Senator Levin appointed her his staff director and chief counsel on the Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. In early 2015, Senator Levin retired from the Senate, and so did…

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Allie Hastings; Airbnb, Donnie Clay; Accel & Makda Goitom; Google — Peeking in on In-House Counsel

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Allie Hastings, Corporate Counsel at Airbnb, Donnie Clay, Associate General Counsel at Accel & Makda Goitom ('12), Associate Corporate Counsel at Google. Interview by Cathy Kwon ('14), Associate from Gunderson Dettmer.  Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal.  Register here: https://conta.cc/31ilyNp

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January 2020

BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Lang Liu & Andrew Hill; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati – The Lyft IPO

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Lang Liu and Andrew Hill, partners in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Their practice focuses on corporate and securities law. They have represented private and public companies through all stages of their growth, with a particular focus on late-stage private companies and public companies. They regularly represent companies in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, and corporate governance matters. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business…

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February 2020

BCLB Law Firm Hot Topic: Christine Paster and Karen Reyes; Simpson Thacher – Understanding Capital Markets

Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Christine Paster and Karen Reyes from Simpson Thacher's Corporate Group at the Palo Alto Offices. Capital markets seek to improve transactional efficiencies. These markets bring those who hold capital and those seeking capital together and provide a place where entities can exchange securities. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal.  Register Here: https://conta.cc/2CZxhFw

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Davis Polk – The Uber IPO: One Heck of a Ride

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Alan Denenberg, Daniel Fox and Tierney O’Rourke from Davis Polk & Wardwell. The ride-hailing giant priced its IPO in May at $45 a share. Davis Polk advised the underwriters in connection with the $8.1 billion initial public offering of 180,000,000 shares of common stock under the symbol “UBER.” With the IPO complete, mobility continues to be a theme as Uber pivots towards the future and for new applications for its more traditional business of ride-hailing.  Lunch provided on a first-come,…

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Jon Novotny, Mitzi Chang (BA ’99) and John Casnocha (JD ’12): Goodwin Procter — The Perfect Email: How to Succeed and Be Happy in BigLaw

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Jon Novotny, Mitzi Chang (BA '99) and John Casnocha (JD '12) from Goodwin Procter LLP. Jon Novotny is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology group. Mr. Novotny specializes in the representation of emerging growth companies and venture capital firms. Mitzi Chang is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology & Life Sciences group and serves as co-chair of its Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology practice. She focuses on corporate and securities law. John Casnocha is an associate in the firm’s…

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Brian Patterson, Lydia Galbreath (’17), and Josh Ephraim (’18) – Inside the World of Venture Capital: How Seed Funds have changed the Venture Capital Landscape

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A lunch talk panel with Brian Patterson (Partner), Lydia Galbreath ('17) (Associate), and Josh Ephraim ('18) (Associate), attorneys from Gunderson Dettmer. Early stage valuation is more art than science.  Seed funding (or seed capital) is a form of securities offering in which an investor invests capital in a startup company in exchange for an equity stake or convertible note stake in the company. Most seed rounds come almost exclusively from friends and family who are not likely to be terribly sophisticated…

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III; Delaware Court of Chancery – The Corporate Judge

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Before his appointment, Vice Chancellor Slights was a partner at Morris James LLP where he practiced corporate and business litigation. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Register Here: https://conta.cc/2KE9uiB

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March 2020

BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Benjamin Clinger; Kirkland & Ellis – A Crash Course in Private Equity M&A

Monday, March 2, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Benjamin Clinger from Kirkland & Ellis. Benjamin represents private equity firms in connection with acquisitions and divestitures across a wide range of sectors. Now based out of the Firm’s San Francisco office, Benjamin was a founding partner of the Firm’s Houston office which opened in 2014. Benjamin has handled matters on behalf of Olympus Partners, Pritzker Group Private Capital, Peak Rock Capital, Gryphon Investors, Parthenon Capital Partners, Solamere Capital, Blackstone, Bain Capital, Madison Dearborn Partners and GTCR.…

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BCLB Leadership Lunch Talk: Kyle Krpata & Nick Doloresco; Weil, Gotshal & Manges – Acquiring a Venture Backed Company

Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

A conversation with Kyle Krpata & Nick Doloresco at Weil, Gotshal & Manges. They specialize in Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Register Here: https://conta.cc/2QzHEIf

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