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251.51 sec. 001 - Corporations in Crisis (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Amelia Miazad  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Dana Wagner  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Aaron Zamost  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.

Meeting:

    W 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: Law 141
    From January 15, 2020
    To February 26, 2020

Course Start: January 15, 2020
Course End: February 26, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 32026
Class Number: 32026

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 32
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 33
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM


There seems to be one headline-grabbing corporate crisis after the next in sectors from technology (Facebook), manufacturing (Volkswagon), and Finance (Wells Fargo). When a crisis hits, companies must develop a strategy that takes into account both legal and reputational risk. All too often, companies, even the largest and most iconic, don't have a crisis plan in place.

This class will examine the role of different corporate actors (including the Board, CEO, General Counsel, and Chief Communications Officer) in navigating crisis. Through active simulations and case studies, students will learn how to ask the right questions. This course will be taught by:

- Berkeley Law Director and Senior Research Fellow, Business in Society Institute(Amelia Miazad)
- A corporate crisis communications expert (Aaron Zamost, Head of Communications & Policy at Square)
- A general counsel (Dana Wagner, currently General Counsel of Impossible Foods, formerly General Counsel of Square)


Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.


Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Business Law

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