About Us

The Berkeley Center for Law and Business (BCLB) 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. BCLB’s marquee initiatives include Business in Society Institute, Executive Education at Berkeley Law, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, and the Women in Business Law Initiative.

Click here to see the 2019-2020 BCLB Annual Bulletin


BCLB Core Faculty:

Abhay Aneja, Professor of Law

Abbye Atkinson, Assistant Professor of Law

Kenneth M. Ayotte, Professor of Law

Adam Badawi, Professor of Law

Kenneth Bamberger, Professor of Law

Barbara Bliss, Professor of Finance

Mark Brilliant, Associate Professor, Department of History and Program in American Studies

Richard Buxbaum, Professor of International Law

Robert Cooter, Professor of Law

Aaron Edlin, Professor of Law and Economics

Stavros Gadinis, Professor of Law

Jonah Gelbach, Professor of Law

Sonia Katyal, Professor of Law

Prasad Krishnamurthy, Professor of Law

Katerina Linos, Professor of Law

Adair Morse, BerkeleyHaas Professor

Manisha Padi, Professor of Law

Panos N. Patatoukas, BerkeleyHaas Professor

Victoria Plaut, Professor of Law and Social Science

Daniel Rubinfeld, Professor of Law

Nancy E. Wallace, BerkeleyHaas Professor

Molly Van Houweling, Professor of Law

BCLB Executive Advisory Board:

Allison Bennington (’85), Value Capital

Steven E. Bochner (’81), Wilson Sonsini

George S. Cary (’76), Cleary Gottlieb

Wei Chen, Salesforce

Paul T. Clark (’80), Seward & Kissel

Darek DeFreece (’93), UC Berkeley

Alan Denenberg, Davis Polk

Nancy Heinen (’82)

Michele Johnson, Latham & Watkins LLP

Stephen L. Johnson (’83), American Airlines

Kevin Kennedy (’91), Simpson Thacher

Karen King, Silver Lake

Kenton King (’87), Skadden

Kyle Krpata, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

John W. Kuo (’88), Varian Medical System

Ethan Klingsberg, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz

Jamie Leigh, Cooley LLP

Irene Liu, Checkr

Susan Mac Cormac, Morrison & Foerster

Noel Nellis (’66)

Stephen Oetgen, Golden Gate Capital

Brian Patterson, Gunderson Dettmer

Leo J. Pircher (’57), Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

Richard K. Roeder (’73), Vance Street Capital

Joel Sanders (’82)

Steven Tonsfeldt (’87), Cooley LLP

Rick Trachok, McDonald Carano

Ross Weiner, Qatalyst Partners

Mitchell S. Zuklie (’96), Orrick

In fond memory of:

Leo Helzel (’92)

Scott T. Carey (’61)

BCLB Staff:

Matthew Cain, Senior Fellow

Sheridan Choi, Graduate Fellow

Alexandra Diamant, Program Coordinator

Jim Gilbert, Director, Executive Education

James Hicks, Academic Fellow

Tracy Magaña, Undergraduate Fellow

Lorena Marino-Almanza, Undergraduate Fellow

Amelia Miazad, Director, Business in Society Institute


Gisselle Medina-Reyes, Undergraduate Fellow

Danielle Santos, Research & Project Associate

Mehak Sharma, Undergraduate Fellow

Adam Sterling, Executive Director

Alessandra Suarez, Undergraduate Fellow

Delia Violante, Program Director 

BCLB Scholars – Class of 2022:

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

Sara Brown

Bruneil Chamaki

David Cooperstein

Tessa DeJong

Marc Francis

Anthony Grisafi

Alyssa Kewenvoyouma

Anne Luquette

Mina Matsumoto

Lauren Swerdloff


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