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BCLB Conference: M&A and Governance Forum

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Berkeley Center for Law and Business is proud to announce the 2020 Spring M&A and Governance Forum. The program will explore the new economy and its implications in the year ahead, along with regulatory deal risk and process innovations in M&A, capital raising including direct listings and the future of IPOs, and data security and privacy.
Agenda highlights include: 
  • Annemiek Wilpshaar of the European Commission, together with U.S. antitrust and national security officials, explore the interplay of regulatory regimes with M&A and deal risk;
  • Nobel laureate and U.C. Berkeley Professor Saul Perlmutter on what data science tells us about deal negotiations;
  • Wall Street Journal reporters, Maureen Farrell and Eliot Brown, share insights on their forthcoming book on WeWork;
  • Alex Stamos, former Chief Security Officer at Facebook, explores global oversight of cybersecurity and data privacy by boards and legal departments;
  • The Honorable Kathaleen McCormick, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery, contemplates directions in Delaware corporate and case law;
  • Dan Li, Executive Director of Internet & Digital Media Investment Banking at JPMorgan, Barry McCarthy, CFO at Spotify, and Kristin Sverchek, General Counsel at Lyft, explore direct listings, lock-up missteps, dual class twists, and other lessons learned from recent capital markets activity; and
  • The heads of M&A and legal from ASG Technologies, HP Enterprise, Square, and Salesforce, discuss best practices and new technologies for managing M&A in 2020.

The forum is co-hosted by Ethan Klingsberg, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Steven Davidoff Solomon, Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. 

This event is invitation only.


Thursday, February 6, 2020


San Francisco, CA

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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