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

2018 UC Berkeley Symposium on Corporate Law: October 11-12, San Francisco

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 11 | 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Day 1 will feature welcoming remarks from our co-chairs, interviews with keynote speakers John Carreyrou and Bethany McLean, and panels on hot topics in corporate lawmaking and corporate governance, including comments with Chief Justice Leo Strine.
Friday, Oct 12 | 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Day 2 will feature three additional panels on the future of the board, ESG and impact investing, and the tech sector governance and deal making, including comments from Chancellor Andre Bouchard, Allison Bennington and SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson.

Draft Agenda>

Speakers will include:

  • Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr., Delaware Supreme Court
  • Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard, Delaware Court of Chancery
  • Charlie Penner, JANA Partners
  • Commissioner Robert Jackson, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Carl Shapiro, University of California at Berkeley
  • Jill Fisch, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Brian Wheeler, SoftBank
  • Katherine Henderson, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Jesse M. Fried, Harvard Law School
  • Allison A. Bennington, ValueAct Capital
  • John Carreyrou, The Wall Street Journal
  • Bethany McLean, Vanity Fair

Co-chaired By:

  • William Savitt, Partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
  • Steven Davidoff Solomon, Professor, U.C. 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.


Professional photos from our symposium are available! Check them out here!

Jointly Presented By:


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

BRG MacKenzie Partners, Inc. Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholars Program
 Morris Nicols Arsht & Tunnell Weil Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd WSGR Richards Layton & Finger
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