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 IIIFaculty Co-Director
 
 
Steven Davidoff SolomonFaculty 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
 
Sonia Katyal, 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
 
Frank Partnoy, Professor of Law
 
Victoria PlautProfessor of Law and Social Science
 
Daniel Rubinfeld, Professor of Law
 
 
Molly Van Houweling, Professor of Law
 
Rachel Stern, Assistant Professor
 

 

 

 

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:

Alexandra Diamant, Program Coordinator

 
Amelia Miazad, Institute for Business in Society
 
Adam Sterling, Executive Director 
 
Delia Violante, Program Manager
 
Brenda Lopez and J. Conlon Meek, BCLBE Undergraduate Fellows
 
Ruochen Huang, Startup@BerkeleyLaw Undergraduate Fellow
 
 

BCLBE Scholars – Class of 2020:

Each year, BCLBE works with the office of admissions to select admitted students interested in business law to be BCLBE Scholars. 

Dwight Bibbs 

David Fernandez

Shunqi (Chris) Gao

Oscar Lamont

Cremeithius Riggins

Samira Seraji

Genesis Tejada

Reid Wells