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!


Regulating Silicon Valley | The View from Abroad 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 
Boalt Hall 132 | 12:45-1:45 PM
Interested in the recent European Commission (EC) decision in the Apple case, requiring Ireland to claim 13 billion euros of unpaid taxes from Apple? Hear from the EC’s case manager for the investigation about the decision and explore the potential of EC State aid investigations to change the global business landscape!

San Francisco Happy Hour 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 
111 Minna Gallery | 6:00-8:00 PM
Join us for the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy’s annual San Francisco Happy Hour. This annual event connects new Berkeley Law students with young attorneys from a number of the Bay Area’s top firms.

Innovating for Social Impact 
Monday, October 3, 2016 
Boalt Hall 140 | 12:45-1:45 PM
Curious about impact investing, social entrepreneurship or philanthropy? Hear from three leading attorneys about working with the world’s most innovative non-profit organizations, foundations, and investors. 

The Advisors 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 
Boalt Hall 132 | 12:45-1:45 PM
Hear from a group of attorneys that have represented a number of the world’s leading companies and public institutions on how to serve as a trusted advisor to your clients!

Navigating Capital Markets 
Monday, October 10, 2016 
Boalt Hall 140 | 12:45-1:45 PM 
Hear from the attorney that managed a $17 billion bond offering for Apple and supported the IPOs of Tesla Motors and eBay!

The Tech Counsel | Dave Kling of Facebook 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 
Boalt Hall 132 | 12:45-1:45 PM
Hear from the attorney that oversees all of Facebook’s M&A, commercial, employment and equity matters! 

Workshop | HR, Compensation, and Employment for Startups 101 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 
Boalt Hall Warren Room | 6:00-7:30 PM
Learn the nuts and bolts of compensation and employment issues for startups with attorneys from Orrick! 

Social Media and Securities | A Conversation on Regulation and Finance in the Age of Social Media 
Friday, October 14, 2016 
Boalt Hall 134 | 9:30-10:30 AM
Join us for a timely conversation on securities regulation and social media – not to be missed for anyone interested in corporate law!

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.

Startup@BerkeleyLaw’s The Evolution of Technology and Internet Connectivity: What Investors and Business Owners Need to Know
Thursday, October 20, 2016

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. 

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:
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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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