Angeli Patel is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. Previously, she was an attorney in the Sustainability & ESG Advisory Practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in San Francisco where she advised clients on the governance of climate and social risks, and a Lecturer at Berkeley Law. Angeli has also previously held roles at Jones Day in the corporate group and at the UN Global Compact Network Australia as advisor on anti-corruption and business & human rights. Prior to her legal career, Angeli served at the White House Office of Management and Budget under the Obama Administration and served as a policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on consumer privacy as well as the Ministry of Finance in Chile on government modernization. In addition to her career in law and government, Angeli leads and advises small businesses and startups. She launched her own puzzle line for women of color in 2021 and is an advisor to the DEI start-up, Mandala. In her free time, Angeli enjoys exercise, fiction reading, travel and movies.
B.S. International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology (2014)
J.D., University of California, Berkeley- School of Law (2020)