About Us

The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE) is Berkeley Law’s hub for rigorous, relevant, and empirically based research, education, and programming on the interrelationships of the law, business, and the economy. Our areas of focus include venture capital and entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions. BCLBE’s marquee initiatives include Startup@BerkeleyLaw, the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Women in Business Law, and the Berkeley Corporate Counsel Network.

 
 

BCLBE Core Faculty:

 
Robert P. Bartlett III, Faculty Co-Director
 
 
Steven Davidoff Solomon, Faculty Co-Director
 
Kenneth M. Ayotte, Professor of Law
 
Abbye Atkinson, Assistant Professor
 
Adam Badawi, Professor of Law
 
Richard Buxbaum, Professor of International Law
 
Robert Cooter, Professor of Law
 
Aaron Edlin, Professor of Law and Economics
 
Stavros Gadinis, Professor of Law
 
Prasad Krishnamurthy, Professor of Law
 
Katerina Linos, Professor of Law 
 
Justin McCrary, Professor of Law
 
Anne Joseph O’Connell, Professor of Law
 
Daniel Rubinfeld, Professor of Law
 
Rachel Stern, Assistant Professor
 
Molly Van Houweling, Professor of Law
 

BCLBE Executive Advisory Board:

 
Allison Bennington, ValueAct Capital
 
 
Steven E. Bochner (’81), Wilson Sonsini
 
George S. Cary (’76), Cleary Gottlieb
 
Paul T. Clark (’80), Seward & Kissel
 
Nancy Heinen (’82)
 
Leo Helzel (’92)
 
Stephen L. Johnson (’83), American Airlines
 
Kevin Kennedy (’91), Simpson Thacher
 
Kenton King (’87), Skadden
 
Alexa E. King (’94), FireEye
 
John W. Kuo (’88), Varian Medical Systems
 
Noel Nellis (’66)
 
Leo J. Pircher (’57), Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
 
Richard K. Roeder (’73), Vance Street Capital
 
Joel Sanders (’82)
 
Steven Tonsfeldt (’87), Cooley
 
Mitchell S. Zuklie (’96), Orrick
 
In fond memory:
Scott T. Carey (’61)
 

 

BCLBE Advisors:

 
Matthew W. Close (’96), O’Melveny & Myers
 
Silvia Garrigo, Corporate Responsibility Initiative 
 
Doreen Lilienfeld, Shearman & Sterling
 
Olga V. Mack (’06), ClearSlide
 
Matthew W. Sonsini (’92), Wilson Sonsini

 

BCLBE Staff:

 

Amelia Miazad, Corporate Responsibility Initiative
 
Adam Sterling, Executive Director 
 
Delia Violante, Program Manager
 
Brenda Lopez and J. Conlon Meek, BCLBE Undergraduate Fellows
 
Ruochen Huang, Startup@BerkeleyLaw Undergraduate Fellow