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:

  • Asha Agrawal, Scoop Technologies
  • Joseph Azam, Infor
  • Bradford Berenson, TPG
  • Garth Bossow, Airbnb
  • G. Eric Davis, BioMarin Pharmaceutical
  • Justin Erlich, Voyage
  • Amir Hassanabadi, AngelList 
  • Rebecca Hazard, Riverbed Technology
  • Brian Higgins, Oracle
  • Scott James, Data Collective
  • Mark Kahn, Segment 
  • Nick Khadder, Fluidigm 
  • Karen King, Silver Lake
  • Hilary Kivitz, a16z crypto 
  • Kurt Krieger, HGGC
  • John Kuo, Varian Medical 
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Janisha Sabnani, First Republic Bank 
  • Eve Saltman, GoPro
  • David Sando, Fastly 
  • Francis Sarena, Five Prime Therapeutics 
  • William Sawyers, Del Monte Foods 
  • Paul Sieminski, Automattic 
  • Duane Valz, Zymergen 
  • Kevin Vosen, Waymo 
  • Clint Waasted, Zynga
  • Dana Wagner, Impossible Foods
  • Ross Weiner, Qatalyst
  • Jonathan York, Tesla


Upcoming Events

Quarterly General Counsel Dinner | Wednesday, March 13, San Francisco
       Featuring Judge Jed Rakoff, Senior United States District Judge of the District Court for New York.


This program is jointly presented by :