Executive Fellowship Program

The Berkeley Center for Law and Business and Kirkland & Ellis Executive Fellowship Program brings together a select group of prominent Bay Area general counsel and chief legal officers for quarterly dinners to discuss topics at the forefront of business and law. At each event, Berkeley faculty and Kirkland partners, along with guest speakers, will share their insights with attendees. The program allows senior legal counsel from companies and private equity firms predominantly focused in the technology, internet, and biotech space to join their peers in an intimate setting for a roundtable discussion.  The inaugural dinner — held in September 2018 — focused on the Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), national security, privacy, and cybersecurity.  In March 2019, the program hosted a dinner focused on corporate crises and malfeasance with Judge Jed Saul Rakoff, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

 

Past Participants

Raj Aji, GC, CCO Bill.com
Amit Bhatti, 500 Startups Management Company, L.L.C.
Jason Breeding, ValueAct Capital Management, L.P.
Edward Brown, GC, Malwarebytes
Matt Burrows, Jaunt, Inc.
Lloyd Carney, Fireside Guest
Stuart Casillas, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Tim Choe, Hive
Jobe Danganan, GC, HomeLight, Inc.
Jonathan Davis, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Sarah Egdal, GC, MG Restaurants, Inc.
Adam Eltoukhy, GC, Samsara Networks, Inc.
Rashmi Garde, Sophos
Joshua Genser, GC, Overaa Construction
Marina Gracias, GC, Varo Money
Michael Guo, TPG
Joseph Halloum, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
JoHannah Harrington, GC, Stat Zero
Brian Higgins, Oracle Corporation
Sophia Hudson, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Christine Hung, Robinhood Markets, Inc.
Sarkis Jebejian, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Deborah Kang, Startup@BerkeleyLaw
Nick Khadder, GC, Fluidigm Corporation
Rishi Kotiya, Opendoor Labs
Sean Kramer, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Vlad Kroll, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
David Le, Lyft, Inc.
Sharon Lee, Houzz
Christina Lema, GC, Vista Equity Partners Management
Irene Liu, GC, Checkr, Inc.
Matthew Long, Palantir Technologies
Dan Malech, GC, Plenty Inc.
Peter Martelli, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Amelia Miazad, BISI
Chandra Mitchell, GC, Yamaha Motor Ventures
Alicia Moore, Wells Fargo Bank NA
Kokoro Motegi, SoftBank Group Corp.
Lara Mouritsen, Salesforce Ventures
Brandon Pace, GC, LendingClub Corporation
Priya Pai, GC, Even Responsible Finance, Inc.
Frank Partnoy, Berkeley School of Law
Tram Phi, GC, DocuSign, Inc.
Masha Polyakov, FinancialForce
Andy Powell, GC Flex
Francis Sarena, Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
Patrick Scott, Global Head of M&A HP Inc.
Andrew Scott, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Archit Shah, GC, Robinhood Markets, Inc.
Duane Valz, GC, Insitro, Inc.
Jeremy Veit, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Brandon Vongsawad, TPG Growth
Kevin Vosen, Waymo, LLC
Ross Weiner, GC, Qatalyst Partners
Brian Wheeler, GC, SoftBank Investment Advisers
Jonathan York, Tesla Motors, Inc.
Joshua Zachariah, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Alina Zagaytova, Margeta, Inc. 
Molly Abraham, GC, Kitty Hawk Corporation
Joseph Aza, Infor
Mary Anne Becking, GC, Dropbox, Inc.
Allison Bennington,ValueAct Capital Management
Bradford Berenson, GC, TPG Capital
Jason Breeding, GC, ValueAct Capital Partners LP
Michael Carrillo, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Lauren Casazza, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Stuart Casillas, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Jason Doren, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Justin Erlich, Voyage
Mark Filip, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Joseph Halloum, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Amir Hassanabadi, AngelList
Brian Higgins, Oracle Corporation
Annemarie Hittler, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Scott James, GC, Data Collective – DCVC
Mark Kahn, Segment.io, Inc.
Nicholas Khadder, Fluidigm Corporation
Andrew Kim, NETGEAR, Inc.
Hilary Kivitz, A16Z Crypto
John Kuo, GC, Varian Medical Systems
Kurt Krieger, GC, HGGC, LLC
Anson Lau, Salesforce.com, Inc.
Justin Laubach, GC, Palantir Technologies
Mike Lempres, Andreessen Horowitz
Darin Lippoldt, Neurocrine Biosciences Inc.
Irene Liu, GC, Checkr, Inc.
Brynly Llyr, GC, Celo
Amelia Miazad, BISI
Alicia Moore, Echelon Corporation
Travis Nelson, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Stephen Oetgen, GC, Golden Gate Capital
Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, U.S Southern District of New York
Philip Rothenberg, Sonder Corp.
Janisha Sabnani, First Republic Bank
David Sando, Fastly, Inc.
Francis Sarena, Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
William Sawyers, Del Monte Foods Company
Paul Sieminski, GC, Automattic Inc.
Adam Sterling, BCLB
David Taylor
Seth Traxler, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Jeremy Veit, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ross Weiner, GC, Qatalyst Partners
Brian Wheeler, GC, SoftBank Investment Advisers
Jonathan York, Tesla Motors, Inc.
Joshua Zachariah, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Joseph Azam, Infor Orbis                                 
Amit Bhatti, 500 Startups
Ryan Chen, Affirm, Inc.
Eric Davis, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Jonathan Davis, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
W. Neil Eggleston, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Justin Erlich, Voyage
Matthew Gipple, General Counsel, GM Cruise LLC
Marina Gracias, General Counsel, Varo Money, Inc.
Joseph Halloum, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Brian Higgins, Oracle Corporation
Sophia Hudson, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Christine Hung, Robinhood Markets, Inc.
Sonali Jindal, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Mark Kahn, GC, Segment
Nicholas Khadder, GC, Fluidigm Corporation
David Klein, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Sean Kramer, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ira Lam, GC, Forte Labs, Inc.
Anson Lau, Salesforce.com, inc.
Mike Lempres, Andreessen Horowitz
Dan Malech, GC, Plenty
Mishi Maniar, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Peter Martelli, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Shaun Mathew, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Andrea Meghrouni-Brown, Grifols International, S.A.
Kokoro Motegi, SoftBank Investment Advisers
Stephen Oetgen, Golden Gate Capital, Inc.
Susan Oliver, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Priya Pai, GC, Even Responsible Finance, Inc. 
Arrie Park, Hellman & Friedman LLC
Frank Partnoy, UC Berkeley School of Law
Philip Rothenberg, GC, Sonder Canada Corp.
Janisha Sabnani, First Republic Bank
Francis Sarena, Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
William Sawyers, Del Monte Foods Company
Eric Schiele, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Adam Sterling, BCLB
Kristin Sverchek, GC, Lyft, Inc.
Seth Traxler, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
David Tressler, Waymo, LLC
Duane Valz, GC,  Insitro
Jeremy Veit, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Brandon Villery, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Brandon Vongsawad, TPG
Jonathan York, Tesla Motors, Inc.
Joshua Zachariah, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Carlo Zenkner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Joseph Azam, Infor Orbis  
Bradford Berenson, GC, TPG
Stuart Casillas, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ann Cleaveland, BCLB
Garth Bossow, Airbnb
G. Eric Davis, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Jonathan Davis, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
David Dixon, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Matthew Fawcett, GC, NetApp
David Feirstein, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Joseph Halloum, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Rebecca Hazard, Riverbed Technology
Brian S. Higgins, Oracle Corporation
Scott James, GC, Data Collective
Nick Khadder, GC, Fluidigm
Karen King, GC, Silver Lake
John Kuo, GC, Varian
Justin Laubach, GC, Palantir
Christina Lema, GC, Vista Equity
Mike Lempres, Coinbase Legal
Irene Liu, General Counsel, Checkr, 
Bruce Lymburn, GC, Clif Bar
John Lynn, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Mario Mancuso, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Shaun Mathew, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Amelia Miazad, BISI
Jason Okazaki, Gilead Pharmaceuticals
Brandon Pace, LendingClub
Arrie Park, GC, Hellman & Friedman
Dom Perella, Snap
Phuong Phillips, Zynga, Inc.
Eve Saltman, GoPro
Francis Sarena, Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
Eric Schiele, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Steven Davidoff Solomon, BCLB
Adam Sterling, BCLB
Seth Traxler, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Duane Valz, GC, Zymergen
Jeremy Veit, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Clint Waasted, Zynga, Inc.
Dana Wagner, Impossible Foods
Steven Weber, Berkeley School of Information 
Jonathan York, Tesla HQ
Joshua Zachariah, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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