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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.

 

Welcome Adam Sterling! 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.


Events

BCLBE San Francisco Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
San Francisco

The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE) invites all first year students interested in corporate law to the BCLBE San Francisco Happy Hour on Wednesday, September 9th from 6pm to 8pm at 111 Minna Gallery.


General Counsel Speaker Series
The University Lawyer
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Boalt Hall 170; 12:45-1:45pm
REGISTER

 

A conversation with Charles Robinson, General Counsel and Vice President for the University of California 


Practitioner Speaker Series
Life of a Startup Attorney 
Monday, September 14, 2015 
Boalt Hall 170; 12:45-1:45pm
REGISTER
 

A conversation with Morgan Sawchuk (’11), Fenwick & West, and Jay Purcell (’11), Goodwin Procter.


General Counsel Speaker Series
Building Today’s Silicon Valley 
Monday, September 21, 2015
Boalt Hall 110; 1:00-2:00pm

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A conversation with Alexa King (’94), Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, FireEye.

This event is co-sponsored by BCLT.


Venture Capital Speaker Series
Financing Silicon Valley 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 
Boalt Hall 105; 12:45-1:45pm
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A conversation with Stephanie Brecher (’93), General Counsel, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
 
This event is co-sponsored by BCLT.

Annual Executive and Legal Education
Fundamentals of Banking Law
October 7-9, 2015
Berkeley, CA
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For more information about the event and to register, click here.


Annual Executive and Legal Education
Managing Tax Audits and Appeals
October 8-9, 2015
San Francisco, CA

Click here for more information; for the agenda of the event, click here. This event is co-sponsored by Crowell & Moring LLP.


Berkeley Sustainable Business and Investment Forum
November 10-11, 2015
University Club, Berkeley

Click here for more information. This event is co-sponsored by the Haas School of Business and PepsiCo.


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

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Recent Post on The Network: Business at Berkeley Law

Taxes on Marijuana: A Percentage of Gross Profits or Net Profits?
By Erika K. Solanki, J.D Candidate 2017

Recent Post from The Deal Professor, Steven Davidoff Solomon:
Funds Challenging Dell Bid Find Shares Aren’t Really Theirs

 

 

 

 

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NEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

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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»

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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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