Emily F. Epstein is the founder and CEO of Oakbay Consulting LLC, where she teaches people how to negotiate for more value, manage difficult conversations, and facilitate challenging discussions. Prof. Epstein has been invited by organizations on five continents to help them overcome protracted challenges, from boosting the profitability of a Fortune 100 company to helping parliamentarians defuse conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Epstein has taught a Negotiations Class at UC Berkeley Law for over eleven years. She also serves as a senior instructor at Harvard’s Professional Development Programs. In the past, she has served as associate faculty at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and adjunct faculty at the Georgetown University Law Center. Her amicus brief on negotiation techniques was cited by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Prof. Epstein has worked with a wide range of public and private sectors, including tech, entertainment, marketing, financial services, scientific research, biotech, law, education, insurance, health services, construction, and real estate. Over the last twenty years, she has taught hundreds of classes throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. Representative clients include Apple, Autodesk, Paul Hastings, Air France-KLM, Morrison & Foerster, Nissan, iRobot, Bank of America, Munger Tolles, California State Parks, and the American Diabetes Association. Emily’s speaking engagements include Facebook, the Pulse Conference for Customer Success Professionals, the Wahine Forum for Women Business Leaders, the Leadership Academy for Female Law Partners, Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and KNBR Radio.
J.D., Georgetown Law Center (2005)
B.A., Connecticut College (1999)