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!


VC Unlocked: Deal Camp at Berkeley 
October 18-21, 2016 
UC Berkeley Campus | San Francisco

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

Rewire: Re-Envisioning Workshops on Innovation, Regulation, and Entrepreneurship 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 
Galvanize 22 Tehama Street San Francisco
Join Engine, the Office of the California Attorney General, and UC Hastings College of the Law – Startup Legal Garage at Galvanize SF on October 19th for a panel on innovation, regulation, and entrepreneurship that will take an in-depth look at at licensing, commercialization, and mobility issues in the emerging Platform Economy. We’ll hear from panelists from AirBnB, Lyft, HopSkipDrive, Peers, the California Department of Insurance, the California Public Utilities Commission and more.

 The Evolution of Technology and Internet Connectivity: What Investors and Business Owners Need to Know
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles

Join the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE), O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and our panel of experts as we discuss the current landscape of emerging technologies, hot deal trends in venture capital, and how to navigate through government rules and regulations. Our panelists include leaders from Snapchat, Google’s Nest Division, and the University of California, Berkeley. 

Advising Silicon Valley 
A conversation with Peter Werner, partner at Cooley LLP and head of the firm’s San Francisco Business and Finance Practice.  

Monday, October 24, 2016 
Boalt Hall 140


Hear from an attorney that represents a number of Silicon Valley’s top companies, including, and investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and NEA.

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:
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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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