Second Annual Symposium on Corporate Law at U.C. Berkeley

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October 26-27, 2017 | Fairmont Hotel | 950 Mason Street | San FranciscoCalifornia | 94108 

This two-day, multi-panel event will explore the development of corporate law, the evolving relationships between corporate stakeholders, M&A and what corporate lawmaking may look like in the future. With two days full of insightful panels, this event is an excellent way to both network with and learn from some of the best lawyers, professionals, and scholars in a variety of fields.2017 Symposium on Corporate Law at UC Berkeley

Conference Highlights:
Thursday, Oct 26 | Noon-1:00 PM (lunch) | 1:00-5:30 PM
Day 1 will feature welcoming remarks from our co-chairs, interviews with Chief Justice Strine and Martin Lipton, and panels on hot topics in corporate lawmaking and corporate governance.
Friday, Oct 27 | 9:00 AM–12:30 PM
Day 2 will feature two additional panels on the future of the corporation and capital structuring and recent developments in M&A law, including comments from Chancellor Andre Bouchard.

See here for photos from the event.

Speakers will include:
  • Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr., Delaware Supreme Court
  • Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard, Delaware Court of Chancery
  • Martin Lipton, Founding Partner of Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
  • Allison Bennington, Partner and General Counsel, ValueAct
  • Ricardo Cortes-Monroy, Chief Legal Officer & Group General Counsel, Nestle
  • David Estrada, Chief Legal Officer, Kitty Hawk
  • Christine Flores, General Counsel, Pinterest
  • Scott Kupor, Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Frank Partnoy, Professor, USD School of Law
  • Eric Ries, Author of Lean Startup and founder of Long Term Stock Exchange
  • Numerous other experts from top law firms, law schools, and companies!
Co-chaired by:
  • Steven Davidoff Solomon, Professor, U.C. Berkeley School of Law

  • William Savitt, Partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

MCLE Information: 

Berkeley Law certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. The grant of MCLE credit is within the purview of the states, and we will provide a certificate of attendance and other materials to use in seeking continuing education credits.

This Seminar has been approved for NY CLE credit for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys. Please note that the NY CLE Board Regulations do not permit us to award credit unless you are present for the entire program.  If you are more than a few minutes late, or leave more than a few minutes early, we cannot give you even fractional credit.


More MCLE information available here.


The program is jointly presented by:

Berkeley Law

         Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz    


Thank you to our generous co-sponsors for making this event possible:

Berkeley Research Group Cooley  Latham & Watkins
 Morris Nicols Arsht & Tunnell  Potter Anderson Corroon LLP  Richards Layton & Finger
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP  WSGR  Young Conaway Stargatt and Taylor LLP