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 Startup@BerkeleyLaw, the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Women in Business Law, and the Berkeley Corporate Counsel Network.


BCLB Core Faculty:

Robert P. Bartlett IIIFaculty Co-Director
Steven Davidoff SolomonFaculty Co-Director
Abbye Atkinson, Assistant Professor
Kenneth M. Ayotte, Professor of Law
Adam Badawi, Professor of Law
Mark Brilliant, Associate Professor, Department of History and Program in American Studies
Kenneth Bamberger, 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 
Adair Morse, BerkeleyHaas professor
Anne Joseph O’Connell, Professor of Law
Panos N. Patatoukas, BerkeleyHaas Professor
Frank PartnoyProfessor of Law
Victoria PlautProfessor of Law and Social Science
Daniel Rubinfeld, Professor of Law Rachel Stern, Assistant Professor
Molly Van Houweling, Professor of Law
Nancy E. Wallace, BerkeleyHaas professor

BCLB 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
John W. Kuo (’88), Varian Medical Systems
Noel Nellis (’66)
Susan Mac Cormac, Morrison & Foerster

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

Stephen Oetgen, Golden Gate Capital
Joel Sanders (’82)
Richard K. Roeder (’73), Vance Street Capital
Rick Trachok, McDonald Carano
Steven Tonsfeldt (’87), Cooley
Mitchell S. Zuklie (’96), Orrick

In fond memory:
Scott T. Carey (’61)





BCLB Staff:

Alexandra Diamant, Program Coordinator

Jim Gilbert, Director, Executive Education
Deborah Kang, Director, Startup@BerkeleyLaw
Amelia Miazad, Director, Business in Society Institute
Gabriella Allaf, Undergraduate Fellow
Emily Ekshian, Undergraduate Fellow
Anh-Tu Lu, Undergraduate Fellow
Mehak Sharma, Undergraduate Fellow
Alessandra Suarez, Undergraduate Fellow
Wevine Fidelis-Nwaefulu, Graduate Fellow
Zunaid Lundell, Graduate Fellow
Adam Sterling, Executive Director 
Delia Violante, Program Manager

BCLB Scholars – Class of 2021:

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

Troy Aguirre

Brian Burgoon

Beliard Domond

Danika Kritter

Shannon Lieu

Zach Meeker

Joshua Sedgwick

Rachel Wu

Sarah Yang

Zheng Zhou