MCLE Materials

Applications of Finance and Valuation to Securities Litigation and SEC Enforcement Actions 
Complimentary CLE session sponsored by Berkeley Law Executive Education, 1.0 credit

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Presenter:
Matthew D. Cain, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Berkeley Center for Law and Business

In this talk, we begin with a discussion of common methods used to assess the materiality of information and disclosures. We then discuss valuation methodologies, including multiples analysis and discounted cash flow analysis. We explore the sensitivity of these valuation methodologies to input choices and provide real-world examples from litigated SEC actions. Examples are provided from cases involving insider trading, accounting restatements/fraud, fairness opinions in mergers and acquisitions, and valuations. We will also summarize the process of conducting event studies and Monte Carlo simulations as applied in the litigation context.

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Addressing Gender Bias in the Legal Profession
Sponsored by the Women in Business Law Initiative, Elimination of Bias 1.0 credit
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 12:15pm-1:15pm

The panel will address legal developments and issues affecting women in the law. The panel aims to examine the reasons why gender bias stills exists in legal private practice, offer potential avenues of reform, and empower women to achieve their potential in the legal field. The discussion will explore the role of gender discrimination law, and it will also touch on the expectations law firms place on their attorneys, focusing specifically on review of work product, billable hour requirements, and promotions. It will conclude by illustrating ways in which law firm policies can be reformed.

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Cybersecurity: New threats, new defenses, 1.0 credit
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 12:15pm-1:15pm

Cybersecurity threats continue to grow, privacy laws continue to proliferate, and, consequently, cybersecurity and privacy are expanding practice areas. Attorneys now must play multiple roles: advising clients on their privacy and data security practices, defending them against regulators’ investigations, fending off civil litigation. In this session, alums at the forefront of the cybersecurity and privacy field will provide an update on the new California privacy law and other legal developments, offering pragmatic insights on practicing in this area.

  • Gabriel Ramsey, Partner, Crowell & Moring
  • Stacey Schesser, Supervising Deputy Attorney General at California Department of Justice
  • Jeewon Kim Serrato, Head of Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity, United States Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

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The Opioid Crisis, Climate Change, and Criminal Justice Reform: New Frontiers in… Consumer Law? 
1.0 credit
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 12:15pm-1:15pm

Modern consumer law has existed for at least a century as an area of professional practice. Yet in the past decade the field’s tools have been notably enhanced and brought to bear on a wide swath of pressing societal challenges. Two distinct efforts – each with Berkeley Law at its center – are under way to further sharpen those tools and reimagine their application. The first is the deployment of well-established principles of consumer law to new areas: public health, climate change, criminal justice reform. The second is the increased attention being paid to consumer law in the academy, a need made obvious by recent crises demonstrating the weaknesses in existing law. This session will explore the contours of the Consumer Law Renaissance.

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CLE: Supreme Court Update, 1.25 credit
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 1:30pm-2:45pm

At this annual SCOTUS review, Berkeley Law constitutional scholars will discuss trends from the 2018-19 term and look ahead to the new term.

Featuring:

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law
  • Bertrall Ross, Chancellor’s Professor of Law
  • ​​Easha Anand ’14, Managing Associate, Orrick, Harrington & Sutcliffe
  • Greg Miller ’12, Counsel, Perkins Coie (tbc)

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The Constitution, the President, the Courts, and Congress, 1.25 credit
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 3:00pm-4:15pm

In recent years, our political environment has been characterized by sharp conflicts among the three branches of government and heated debate—intensified by the ascendancy of social media—about the appropriate role of each branch. This diverse panel will explore the roots of these conflicts, look at their impact on policy-making, and discuss how they might play out going forward. The panel also will consider potential ways to move our political discourse beyond its increasingly polarized state.

Featuring:

  • Judge Jeremy Fogel, (Moderator), Executive Director, Berkeley Judicial Institute, Berkeley Law School
    Former Director, Federal Judicial Center and former Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • John Bates, Senior Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, former Chief Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and former Director, Administrative Office of the US Courts
  • Paul Grewal, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Facebook, former Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Elizabeth Rindskopf-Parker, Dean Emerita, McGeorge School of Law, former Executive Director, State Bar of California and former Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency

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