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
 
Richard Buxbaum, Professor of International Law
Kenneth Bamberger, Professor of 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 Partnoy, Professor 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)
Stephen Oetgen, Golden Gate Capital
 
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)
 

 

BCLB Staff:

Alexandra Diamant, Program Coordinator

 
Deborah Kang, Director of Startup@BerkeleyLaw
 
Amelia Miazad, Institute for Business in Society
 
Adam Sterling, Executive Director 
 
Delia Violante, Program Manager
 
J. Conlon Meek and Anh-Tu Lu, BCLB Undergraduate Fellows
 
Ruochen Huang, Startup@BerkeleyLaw Undergraduate Fellow
 
 

BCLB Scholars – Class of 2020:

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

Dwight Bibbs 

David Fernandez

Shunqi (Chris) Gao

Oscar Lamont

Cremeithius Riggins

Samira Seraji

Genesis Tejada

Reid Wells