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

Frank PartnoyFaculty Co-Director Abhay Aneja, Professor of Law
Abbye Atkinson, Assistant Professor Kenneth M. AyotteProfessor of Law
Adam Badawi, Professor of Law Kenneth Bamberger, Professor of Law
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 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
 Darek DeFreece, U.C. Berkeley  Nancy Heinen (’82)
 Michele Johnson, Latham & Watkins LLP  Stephen L. Johnson (’83), American Airlines
 Kevin Kennedy (’91), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett  Kenton King (’87), Skadden
 John W. Kuo (’88), Varian Medical Systems  Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz
Irene Liu, Checkr Susan Mac Cormac, Morrison & Foerster
 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 
 Rick Trachok, McDonald Carano  Ross Weiner, Qatalyst Partners
 Mitchell S. Zuklie (’96), Orrick  

In Fond Memory:

Leo Helzel (’92)

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 James Hicks, Academic Fellow
Deborah Kang, Director, Startup@BerkeleyLaw Tracy Magaña, Undergraduate Fellow
Lorena Marino-Almanza, Undergraduate Fellow
Amelia Miazad, Director, Business in Society Institute
Hannah Rawdin, Graduate Fellow Mehak Sharma, Undergraduate Fellow
Danielle Santos, Research & Project Associate 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

 

Past BCLB Scholars