The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE) is the hub of Berkeley Law’s research and teaching on the impact of law on business and the U.S. and global economies.


Fantastic News! BCLBE is excited to announce the launch of a new progam called Startup@BerkeleyLaw! A joint initiative with the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Startup@BerkeleyLaw will give students—as well as entrepreneurs, investors, and attorneys—access to top experts, timely courses, and dynamic programming on emerging legal issues for startups. The program’s first endeavor is a partnership with the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center,a new nonprofit in San Francisco designed to educate, innovate, and connect current and aspiring entrepreneurs. Startup@BerkeleyLaw will offer courses there on several legal areas that affect startups. To read more about Startup@BerkeleyLaw and the partnership with Nasdaq, click here.


General Counsel Speaker Series
The Tech Counsels
Monday, November 23, 2015
Boalt Hall Room 132; 12:45-1:45 pm

A conversation with Andrew Kim, SVP, Corporate Development and General Counsel of Netgear, and Bryan Ko, General Counsel of Logitech.

This event is co-sponsored by the Korea Law Center.

For a summary of past events, visit our events page. For videos of our events, go to our video library.

Recent Post on The Network: Business at Berkeley Law:
Pharmaceutical Price Hikes Prompt Senate Action
By Sheila Salehpour, J.D. Candidate 2018

Recent Post from The Deal Professor, Steven Davidoff Solomon:
How Much to Pay a Director? There’s No Clear Answer



























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The following media is now available:

Private Equity Speaker Series
William Sorabella
, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
      David Feirstein, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

M&A Speaker Series
Journalist Panel: NYT, Fusion, WSJ

Shareholder Activism Speaker Series; 
Tariq Mundiya, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Venture Capital Speaker Series
Ted Wang, Fenwick & West LLP

A full list of recordings can be found here»


BCLBE is excited to introduce its new Executive Director, Adam Sterling, a Berkeley Law and Haas School of Business alum with an impressive track record of organizational leadership and startup law experience. Mr. Sterling will help position BCLBE  as the premier hub for corporate and capital markets law on the Pacific Rim and lead a number of innovative new BCLBE initiatives. To read more about Mr. Sterling, click here.

In a trio of articles recently published in the New York Times, Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon examines placement agents, the DuPont-Trian case, and the effects of France’s new two-vote share system. In the first, Davidoff Solomon addressed the merits of placing agents as they continue to thrive amid controversy. In the next he explores how the details of the DuPont-Trian case will come to influence how shareholder activism matures as an industry. Most recently, Davidoff Solomon analyzes the ramifications of the French Parliament’s passage of a law creating a dual-class system for holding shares and how such a system would effect industry in the United States.

Corporate mergers bring about a 90 percent chance of shareholder lawsuits. Most cases settle for minor disclosuresand large attorneys’ fees. A new article co-authored by Steven Davidoff Solomon offers a novel way to assess the value of these disclosures, while lowering litigation costs to benefit shareholders.

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