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.   

2019 Executive Fellows:

  • Joseph Azam, Infor
  • Bradford Berenson, TPG
  • Garth Bossow, Airbnb
  • G. Eric Davis, BioMarin Pharmaceutical
  • Rebecca Hazard, Riverbed Technology
  • Brian Higgins, Oracle
  • Scott James, Data Collective
  • Nick Khadder, Fluidigm 
  • Karen King, Silver Lake
  • John Kuo, Varian Medical 
  • Christina Lema, Vista Equity 
  • Mike Lempres, Coinbase
  • Irene Liu, Checkr
  • Bruce Lymburn, Clif Bar
  • Alicia Moore, Echelon 
  • Stephen Oetgen, Golden Gate Capital 
  • Jason Okazaki, Gilead Pharmaceuticals 
  • Brandon Pace, LendingClub 
  • Arrie Park, Hellman & Friedman
  • Dom Perella, Snap 
  • Phuong Phillips, Zynga
  • Eve Saltman, GoPro
  • Francis Sarena, Five Prime Therapeutics 
  • Duane Valz, Zymergen 
  • Clint Waasted, Zynga
  • Dana Wagner, Impossible Foods
  • Ross Weiner, Qatalyst
  • Jonathan York, Tesla


This program is jointly presented by :