Fourth Annual Symposium on Corporate Law at UC Berkeley | October 24-25

2019 UC Berkeley Symposium on Corporate Law

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.

Conference Highlights:

Thursday, Oct 24 | 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Day 1 will feature welcoming remarks from our co-chairs, interviews with keynote speaker Mike Isaacauthor of the upcoming book Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, and panels on hot topics in corporate lawmaking and corporate governance, including comments from the Honorable Leo Strine.
Friday, Oct 25 | 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Day 2 will feature panels on corporate purpose, and governance and deal making in the tech sector, including comments from the Honorable Andre Bouchard. The day will conclude with a panel on board gender quotas moderated by University of California President Janet  Napolitano.


Speakers will include:

  • Honorable Leo E. Strine Jr., Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
  • Honorable Andre G. Bouchard, Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  • Bernard A. Nigro Jr., Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice
  • Tammy Albarrán, Deputy General Counsel, Uber
  • Dalia Blass, Director of the Division of Investment Management, SEC
  • Lloyd Carney, Chief Executive Officer , ChaSerg Technology; Board Member of Visa, Nuance Communications, Vertex Pharmaceutical, and Wentworth Institute
  • Jan Garfinkle, Co-founder of Arboretum Ventures and Board Chair of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
  • Mike Isaac, Technology Reporter, New York Times, author of Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber
  • Hannah-Beth Jackson, California State Senator
  • Scott Kupor, Managing Partner and CEO, Andreessen Horowitz, author of Secrets of Sand Hill Road
  • Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California; former Governor of Arizona; and former Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Margaret O’Mara, Professor, University of Washington, author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America

Co-chaired By:

  • William Savitt, Partner at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
  • Steven Davidoff Solomon, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law


The St. Regis San Francisco | 125 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103

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



This Symposium is by invitation only

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Jointly Presented By:

Berkeley Law Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


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

Cooley Houlihan Lokey Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
MacKenzie Partners, Inc. Potter Anderson Corroon Richards Layton & Finger
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd Morris Nicols Arsht & Tunnell SRS Acquiom
WSGR Young Conaway