Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

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.

 In 2015, Startup@BerkeleyLaw was launched as a joint initiative of BCLBE and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Startup@BerkeleyLaw has expanded extensively over the past few months, forging connections between students, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists on campus and beyond. Read what BCLBE’s executive director and faculty had to say about this exciting program and how it came to life!


Scott Carey Speaker Series 
Counseling Silicon Valley | Marie Oh Huber

A conversation with Marie Oh Huber, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of eBay 
Friday, August 26, 2016 
Boalt Hall Room 132 | 12:45-1:45 PM
Join us for a conversation with Marie Oh Huber SVP  and GC of eBay and a board member of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Venture Capital Speaker Series
The Market Maker | Howard Caro

A conversation with Howard Caro, Managing Director of Scenic Advisement 
Monday, August 29, 2016
Boalt Hall Room 140 | 12:45-1:45 PM 


Howard Caro is the Managing Director of Scenic Advisement, a boutique investment bank that represents investors, founders and employees of late-stage private technology companies in the secondary capital markets. 

Startup Law at Berkeley and Beyond 

An introduction to Startup@BerkeleyLaw and a conversation with attorneys from Gunderson Dettmer  
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 
Boalt Hall Room 132 | 12:45-1:45 PM

Startup@BerkeleyLaw is a collaboration between the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. The program supports law students interested in the law surrounding entrepreneurship and provides legal education and services to the Berkeley startup community.

Fundamentals of Banking Law

October 31 – November 2, 2016
San Francisco

Join litigators, academics, and professionals in an intensive 2½ day seminar designed to familiarize participants with the basics of banking law, from the passage of the 1863 National Bank Act to the present. For more details, click here.

Recent Post on The Network: Business at Berkeley Law:
EU to Create Tax Blacklist Following Panama Paper Leaks
By Vinh-Khoi Le, J.D. Candidate 2018

Recent Post from The Deal Professor, Steven Davidoff Solomon:
Viacom Has Few Options for Fighting National Amusements



News and Publications

The following media is now available:

Video  Private Equity Speaker Series 
William Sorabella, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
David Feirstein, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Video  M&A Speaker Series 
Journalist Panel: NYT, Fusion, WSJ

Video  Shareholder Activism Speaker Series 
Tariq Mundiya, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Video  Venture Capital Speaker Series
Ted Wang, Fenwick & West LLP

A full list of recordings can be found here»

The 2015-2016 Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy Annual Bulletin is now available.  Learn more about BCLBE’s curriculum, programming, faculty and scholarship as Berkeley Law establishes itself as the leading center for the study and practice of business law on the Pacific Rim. 

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.


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