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.

 
 

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)
 
 
Michele Johnson, Latham & Watkins LLP
 
 
Stephen L. Johnson (’83), American Airlines
 
 
Kevin Kennedy (’91), Simpson Thacher
Kenton King (’87), Skadden
 
 
Jamie Leigh, Cooley
 
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:

Gabriella Allaf, Undergraduate Fellow
 
Matthew Cain, Senior Fellow
 
Alexandra Diamant, Program Coordinator
 
Emily Ekshian, Undergraduate Fellow 
 
Jim Gilbert, Director, Executive Education
 
Deborah Kang, Director, Startup@BerkeleyLaw
 
Amelia Miazad, Director, Business in Society Institute
 
Hannah Rawdin, Graduate Fellow
 
Mehak Sharma, Undergraduate Fellow
 
Adam Sterling, Executive Director
 
Alessandra Suarez, Undergraduate Fellow
 
Delia Violante, Program Director
 
 

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