Executive Fellowship Program

The Berkeley Center for Law and Business and Kirkland & Ellis recently launched an Executive Fellowship Program that 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.    

2019 Executive Fellows:

  • Asha Agrawal, Scoop Technologies
  • Joseph Azam, Infor
  • Bradford Berenson, TPG
  • Amit Bhatti, 500 Startups 
  • Garth Bossow, Airbnb
  • Ryan Chen, Affirm
  • G. Eric Davis, BioMarin Pharmaceutical
  • Justin Erlich, Voyage
  • Matthew Gipple, GM Cruise
  • Marina Gracias, Varo Money
  • Amir Hassanabadi, AngelList 
  • Rebecca Hazard, Riverbed Technology
  • Brian Higgins, Oracle
  • Christine Hung, Robinhood Markets 
  • Scott James, Data Collective
  • Mark Kahn, Segment 
  • Nick Khadder, Fluidigm 
  • Karen King, Silver Lake
  • Hilary Kivitz
  • Kurt Krieger, HGGC
  • John Kuo, Varian Medical 
  • Ira Lam, Forte Labs
  • Anson Lau, Salesforce
  • Justin Laubach, Palantir 
  • Christina Lema, Vista Equity 
  • Mike Lempres, Andreessen Horowitz 
  • Darin Lippoldt, Neurocrine Biosciences 
  • Irene Liu, Checkr
  • Bruce Lymburn, Clif Bar
  • Brynly Llyr, Celo 
  • Dan Malech, Plenty 
  • Andrea Meghrouni-Brown, Grifols International 
  • Alicia Moore, The U-Group 
  • Kokoro Motegi, SoftBank Investment Advisers 
  • Stephen Oetgen, Golden Gate Capital 
  • Jason Okazaki, Gilead Pharmaceuticals 
  • Brandon Pace, LendingClub 
  • Priya Pai, Even Responsible Finance 
  • Arrie Park, Hellman & Friedman
  • Dom Perella, Snap 
  • Phuong Phillips, Zynga
  • Philip Rothenberg, Sonder Canada 
  • Janisha Sabnani, First Republic Bank 
  • Eve Saltman, GoPro
  • David Sando, Fastly 
  • Francis Sarena, Five Prime Therapeutics 
  • William Sawyers, Del Monte Foods 
  • Paul Sieminski, Automattic 
  • Kristin Sverchek, Lyft 
  • David Tressler, Waymo
  • Duane Valz, insitro
  • Brandon Villery, NantHealth
  • Brandon Vongsawad, TPG
  • Kevin Vosen, Waymo 
  • Clint Waasted, Zynga
  • Dana Wagner, Impossible Foods
  • Ross Weiner, Qatalyst
  • Jonathan York, Tesla

Recent Events

Quarterly General Counsel Dinner | Tuesday, September 17, San Francisco
       Featuring Kristin Sverchek, General Counsel of Lyft 


This program is jointly presented by :