Video Library

A collection of videos throughout the years, ranging from thought-provoking discussions to webinars about what we do at Berkeley Center for Law and Business. 

 

Fall 2020

Date: November 9, 2020
 
Time: 57:36
 
Description: A conversation with Rose Ors (JD ’83) on her perspective of what it takes for women to advance in the legal profession.

Date: October 27, 2020

Duration: 1:01:35

Description: A conversation with Abbye Atkinson (Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law), Brian Wheeler (Managing Partner and General Counsel, Softbank), and Denise Ho (Partner and Deputy General Counsel, Softbank).

Date: October 26, 2020

Duration: 32:03

Description: A conversation with Adrienne Harris, Professor of the Practice at the University of Michigan

Date: October 21, 2020

Duration: 29:00

Description: A conversation with Marina Gracias (JD/MBA ’99), General counsel of Varo Money

Date: October 19, 2020

Duration: 30:00

Description: A conversation with Shanti Ariker, Deputy General Counsel of Twilio. 

Date: October 14, 2020
 
Time: 58:19
 
Description: A conversation with Maggie White and Gina Marek, attorneys at Gunderson Dettmer, Michelle Fernandes, lead counsel at Index Ventures, and Vanessa Wu, general counsel at Rippling.

Date: October 12, 2020

Duration: 30:53

Description: A presentation by Rashmi Garde, Chief Legal Officer of Sophos. 

Date: October 7, 2020

Duration: 30:14

Description: A conversation with Cecilia Ziniti (JD ’09), General Counsel of Lambda School.

Date: 10/05/2020
 
Duration: 28:03
 
Description: A conversation with Duc V. Trang, Managing Director with Landon Advisory Services and Managing Director with Major Lindsey & Africa’s global advisory practice group about legal recruiting and the ten core components of a transational exchange.  

Date: 09/30/2020

Duration: 30:40

Description: A conversation with Jenn Kercher, COO & General Counsel, Section 32 and Donnie Clay, Associate General Counsel at Accel about legal operations at a VC Fund.

Date: 09/21/2020
 
Duration: 30:20
 
Description: A conversation with Jason Oppeheim (JD ’03), President of the real estate brokerage The Oppenheim Group and star of the Netflix show Selling Sunset. 

Date: 09/16/2020
 
Duration: 30:08
 
Description: A conversation with Sean Edgett, General Counsel of Twitter

Date: 09/14/2020

Duration: 30:06

Description: A conversation with Jaren Dunning, Senior Legal Director for Global Human Rights at PepsiCo.

Date: 09/09/2020

Duration: 31:06

Description: A conversation with Christina Lema, General Counsel of Vista Equity Partners.

Date: 09/02/2020

Duration: 30:22

Description: A conversation with David Le, VP and Associate General Counsel at Lyft. 

Date: 08/31/2020

Duration: 28:24

Description: A conversation about how to navigate law school and an overview of ways to network with other new students and industry professionals interested in Business Law.  

Date: 08/31/2020

Duration: 54:27

Description: A webinar on the mentorship program, designed to help students connect with legal professionals from law firms, government agencies, and private corporations. 

Date: 08/18/2020

Duration: 1:54:24

Description: A conversation with Georgie Badiel (Georgie Badiel Foundation) Robin Hauser (Finish Line Features) Latanya Mapp Frett (Global Fund For Women) Kristin Hull (Nia Impact Capital) and Amelia Miazad (Berkeley Law).

Spring 2020

Date: 4/10/20

Duration: 27:07

Description: An informative webinar on the Fall 2020 business law curriculum and business law certificate requirements. 

Fall 2019

Date: 11/6/2019

Duration: 28:52

Description: Curious how to get the most out of the Spring 2020 Course Catalog? What are the not to be missed offering available to students interested in business law? Join BCLB Executive Director Adam Sterling for an informative webinar on the Spring 2020 business law curriculum and business law certificate requirements. 

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Spring 2019

Date: 02/07/2019

Duration: 12:04

Description: A great opportunity to gain practical experience in business transactions and finance, enhance your resume, work with peers in the law, business, and environmental design schools, and compete for $3,000 in prize money. Join our 2019 Q&A Webinar with coaches William Jackson and Michael Soejoto from Pircher, Nichols, and Meeks for more information about our competition!

SponsorBerkeley Center for Law and Business & Pircher, Nichols and Meeks

Date: 04/10/2019

Duration: 02:33

Description: One day program in San Francisco where we discussed critical issues, technologies, and policies driving financial fraud around the world. 

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Spring 2015

 

Michael de la Merced, New York Times; Evelyn Rusli, Wall Street Journal; Kevin Roose, Fusion

Date: 02/19/2015

Duration: 1:00

Description: Three of the country’s top business journalists – from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Fusion – talked about the increasing importance of media in M&A transactions; the role of the media in corporate America and their personal experiences reporting on the largest companies in the world, including Facebook, Google and Twitter.

The M&A speaker Series is co-sponsored by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

TARIQ MUNDIYA, WILKIE FARR & GALLAGHER LLP

Date: 02/18/2015

Duration: 00:54

Description: Tariq Mundiya discussed his representation of Dan Loeb and his hedge fund, Third Point LLC, as they seek to replace corporate boards of directors, as well as Facebook in its IPO litigation and other cases that he has handled as one of the nation’s go-to litigators for shareholder activism and takeovers.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Ted Wang, Fenwick & West LLP

Date: 01/26/2015

Duration: 57:56

Description: Ted Wang represents emerging companies, venture capitalists, venture-backed company CEOs, and investment banks involved in a wide range of technologies with a focus on consumer Internet, e-commerce, and software sectors. His practice ranges from the formation of new start-up companies through venture capital financings to public offerings, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. Ted is a leader in efforts to standardize financing documents and is the curator of the Series Seed Documents.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Fall 2014

Diane Frankle, Kaye Scholer LLP & Jennifer Muller, Houlihan Lokey

Date: 11/24/2014

Duration: 01:08

Description: A recent study by our panelists confirms anecdotal reports that a wide gender gap persists in law firm M&A practices. Our panelists, accomplished M&A legal and financial analysis experts, discussed what M&A lawyers do, strategies law schools and law firms can take to generate more interest in M&A, and how students and young lawyers can succeed in the field.

Sponsor(s): Boalt Hall Women’s Association & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Adrian Dollard, Qatalyst Partners

Date: 11/17/2014

Duration: 01:03

Description: Adrian Dollard spoke about the role of investment banks in mergers and acquisitions transactions as well as his own experiences as both a lawyer and one of the founding partners at Qatalyst Partners, one of the leading investment banks in the technology space.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Randall J. Baron, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

Date: 11/10/2014

Duration: 52:45

Description: Randy Baron is one of the leading plaintiffs’ attorneys with respect to M&A litigation. He spoke about the role and responsibilities of plaintiffs counsel and the recent surge in M&A litigation.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

William H. Hinman, Simpson Thacher

Date: 10/29/2014

Duration: 01:03

Description: Bill Hinman is one of the leading capital markets attorneys in America. He spoke about his personal experiences, including his recent representation of Alibaba in the largest IPO of all-time.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Date: 10/23/2014

Duration: 56:28

Description: BCLB sponsored an information session about the business and tax law courses at Berkeley Law, presented by the faculty. The session reviewed the Spring 2015 classes and highlighted new course offerings. The program also reviewed the Business Law Certificate requirements:(https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/business/curriculum/) for JD and LLM students.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Louise L. Roseman, Director, Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payments System, The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Date: 09/12/2014

Duration: 19:06

Description: This seminar provided an overview of the important role that the Fed plays in the payments system, and looked at innovation in financial technologies that portend a new era in payments, clearing, and digital currencies.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Louise L. Roseman, Director, Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payments System, The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Date: 09/12/2014

Duration: 09:00

Description: This seminar provided an overview of the important role that the Fed plays in the payments system, and looked at innovation in financial technologies that portend a new era in payments, clearing, and digital currencies.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

James D. Aramanda, President & CEO, The Clearing House Association & Payments Company

Date: 09/12/2014

Duration: 27:00

Description: This seminar provided an overview of the important role that the Fed plays in the payments system, and looked at innovation in financial technologies that portend a new era in payments, clearing, and digital currencies.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Spring 2014

Ken Taymor, Eric Talley & Robert Bartlett

Date: 04/15/2014

Duration: 1:02

Description: BCLB held an information session about the business law courses at Berkeley Law presented by Ken Taymor, Eric Talley, and Robert Bartlett. The session previewed the Spring 2014 classes and highlighted new course offerings. This was an opportunity for students to learn how business law courses meet their interests and prepare them for professional practice, whether in a firm, government, or NGO position. The program also reviewed the Business Law Certificate requirements.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Panel 1: Early-Stage Financing & Mission Preservation

Date: 04/03/2014

Duration: 01:11

Description: Preserving mission through start-up and early-stage financing.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Thomas Brown, Paul Hastings

Date: 04/02/2014

Duration: 00:50

Description: Bitcoin is just one of the technologies that are rapidly disrupting how people store and move value. Mobile communications and cryptography, in particular, are changing how we define value and authenticate transactions. Regulation, for better or worse, is playing and will continue to play a substantial role in how this industry evolves. Thomas Brown brought his decades of experience to describe the evolution of payment systems innovations from credit cards to the new world of mobile payment systems and virtual currencies.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Eugene Ludwig/Promontory Financial Group

Date: 02/24/2014

Duration: 01:00

Description: From the Civil War to the savings & loan meltdown, U.S. financial regulation has been shaped by cycles of crisis and reform. What do changes like the Dodd-Frank Act mean for the evolution of the American regulatory model, and for global priorities like financial inclusion and development? Eugene Ludwig, founder, and CEO of Promontory Financial Group, former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, and former vice chairman and senior control officer of Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank, will place these changes in the context of earlier reforms, including the interstate banking, financial holding company, and community reinvestment policy changes of the 1990s.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Fall 2013

Arman Zand/SPD Silicon Valley Bank

Date: 10/02/2013

Duration: 01:00

Description: Within the last few months China has taken steps to liberalize restrictions on interest rates, a move that may signify serious reform in its inefficient financial system and more rational allocation of capital. The reform already includes efforts to increase lending to the private sector and venture business. At this event, Arman Zand, Head of Technology and Finance at SPD Silicon Valley Bank in Shanghai, will analyze these challenges and opportunities, while also exploring some of the highs and lows of doing business in a fluctuating economic and social environment.

Sponsor(s): Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Center for Chinese Studies & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Spring 2013

Nathan Bush, O’Melveny & Myers

Date: 04/15/2013

Duration: 1:05

Description: China’s first comprehensive competition statute, the Antimonopoly Law (AML), took effect on August 1, 2008. Since then, China has emerged as a significant antitrust jurisdiction as its competition authorities have blocked or imposed conditions on worldwide mergers, fined foreign cartels, and
even challenged the commercial practices of some state-owned enterprises. Mr. Bush, a partner in the Beijing and Singapore office of O’Melveny & Myers, will assess the first five years of Chinese antitrust enforcement under the AML and future directions of Chinese competition policy under the new Xi Jinping government.

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

 

Jordan Breslow/New Island Capital, R. Todd Johnson/ Jones Day, Vince Siciliano/New Resource Bank, Jonathan Storper/Hanson Bridgett, Kyle Westaway/Westaway Law

Date: 04/03/2013

Duration: :59

Description: Over the last decade, a rapidly growing topic of discussion and debate has been that of “social entrepreneurship” — the creation of, investment in, and management of business ventures that seek both profitability and the pursuit of larger socially desirable goals not captured by shareholder returns such as environmental responsibility, increased literacy, and poverty reduction. This discussion has also taken on legal significance, as over a dozen states have formally amended their corporation’s statutes to allow such “dual-purpose” structures. A panel of experts discussed the nature of recent legal reforms, the state of play in social investing, and the challenges facing this emerging area.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Panel 1 – The IPO ON-Ramp

Date: 03/15/2013

Duration: 3:43:38

Description: The JOBS Act was designed to incentivize IPO filings as a response to the declining number of small companies that were choosing to go public. At the same time, the Act creates a new category of issuer, the “emerging growth company,” that allows firms an additional 5 years to scale up to full public company status. The most important question our panelists will be faced with is whether the IPO on-ramp is really going to change the trend against IPO filings, and what caused the decline in the first place.

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Business Law Journal & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Panel 2 – Crowdfunding

Date: 03/15/2013

Duration: :46

Description: The JOBS Act also creates an exemption from the requirement to register public offerings with the SEC, for certain types of small offerings, subject to several conditions. This exemption permits entrepreneurs to “crowd-fund” their businesses — that is, small businesses can raise money from large pools of small investors, as opposed to being able to solicit investment solely from accredited investors. Moreover, the Act allows the use of advertisements to solicit investments, a practice previously banned by the SEC. These changes will expose average Americans to a new type of investment risk, thus raising the question of whether the benefits of the crowdfunding exemption justify its costs.

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Business Law Journal & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Kenton King, Skadden Arps & Scott Haber, Latham & Watkins & Michael Ross, former General Counsel of Safeway, Inc.

Date: 02/14/2013

Duration: 1:00

Description: The speakers discussed why it is important for both in-house and outside counsel to keep in mind the identity of the client. They addressed the ethics and practical issues that arise when there are actual or potential conflicts of interest between the organization and its senior management.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business 

 

Arseny Seidov/Baker & McKenzie, Mark Chizhenok/Ivanov, Makarov & Partners, Sergei Millian/RusAm Chamber of Commerce

Date: 02/06/2013

Duration: 1:07:54

Description: Russia is one of the fastest-growing economies and promising markets for international businesses in the world. This is a rare opportunity to hear first hand from leading international experts about the Russian legal system, laws and practices, new innovations projects, and the advantages and challenges for entrepreneurs and foreign investors seeking to explore these emerging markets. In addition to a range of legal topics, the speakers discussed global political and economic events, Russia’s accession to the WTO, its role in the international economy as well as the most recent developments in Russian-American trade relationships.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Fall 2012

Nicholas C. Howson, University of Michigan Law School

Date: 09/12/2012

Duration: 1:00

Description: Nicholas C. Howson, visiting professor from the University of Michigan, analyzed the rise of “Variable Interest Entities,” an indirect method of investing in Chinese companies designed to circumvent Chinese government restrictions on foreign investment. This investment form involves a foreign holding company creating a wholly-owned subsidiary in China to effectuate the foreign company’s investment in a Chinese company. The investment form, however, has proven very risky for American investors.

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Spring 2012

Panel 2: Reforming Title Recording and Transfer: Key to a 21st Century Mortgage Market

Date: 04/13/2012

Duration: 1:30

Description: Most Americans do not know that a single private corporation, the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS), holds the titles to millions of mortgages in this country. The panelists explore how 21st Century technology can satisfy the needs of the securitization market for rapid, high volume mortgage transfers, and the public’s need for an accurate and transparent system for tracking the status of individual loans and mortgages.

Panelists include Laurence Platt (K&L Gates), James Rhyne (Thematix Partners), Nancy Wallace (Haas School of Business), and Benjamin Weber (Office of San Francisco Assessor-Recorder).

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ)& Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Discussion and Q&A

Date: 04/13/2012

Duration: 0:45

Description: Q&A session and closing remarks.

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ) &  Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Panel 1: Digging Out: Government and Private Initiatives to Address Mortgages Underwater or in Default

Date: 04/13/2012

Duration: 1:48

Description: Speakers from UC Berkeley join other scholars, business leaders and policymakers to address what the public and private sectors should and could do to resolve the seemingly endless stream of home foreclosures. Topics include the “robosigning settlement” among all 50 state Attorneys General, the federal government and major loan servicers.

Panelists include Dwight Jaffee (Haas School of Business), Paul Leonard (Center for Responsible Lending), and David Moskowitz (Wells Fargo & Company).

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Nicholas C. Howson, University of Michigan Law School

Date: 02/08/2012

Duration: 1:03

Description: China’s securities regulator enforces insider trading prohibitions pursuant to self-conceived and non-public guidance. Howson argues that the agency guidance is itself unlawful and unenforceable, leaving a large part of China’s contemporary insider trading enforcement regime without foundation. This radical infirmity underlying what many see as the basis of well-governed and investor-attracting capital markets has important implications not only for China’s securities regulation regime and healthy capital markets development but also for the entirety of China’s legal and administrative law system in the reform era.

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Fall 2011

Susan H. Mac Cormac, Morrison & Foerster

Date: 11/11/2011

Duration: 0:59

Description: This talk explores the positive and negative aspects of new corporate forms being tested in California and other states and explains how they differ from traditional corporations, LLCs, and partnerships.

Ms. Mac Cormac discusses whether a new form is even necessary and which model can best serve to promote environmental sustainability. She also describes limitations resulting from the California and Delaware Corporations Codes and case law
beyond the marketing and PR interpretation dominating the press.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Carl E. Walter

Date: 11/01/2011

Duration: 0:56

Description: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of China’s two stock exchanges in Shenzhen and Shanghai. Over these two decades nearly 2,000 Chinese companies listed domestically in Hong Kong and beyond, raising nearly US $300 billion. There is no doubt that these markets are important, but in a country with no private property and banks accounting for over 90 percent of all corporate financing, just what role do stock markets play and what is their overall significance?

This talk explores these two questions and describes to what degree Western legal, accounting and financial concepts have changed China’s economic landscape.

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Date: 10/06/2011

Duration: 1:03

Description:
Preview Spring 2012 Courses. This was an information session on the business law program at Berkeley Law presented by Ken Taymor and other business law faculty. The program reviewed the business law classes and highlighted new course offerings.

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ)

 

Nathan Bush, O’Melveny & Myers

Date: 08/29/2011

Duration: 1:04

Description: China offers both opportunities and perils for US companies and
investors. Official graft and commercial bribery remain pervasive, raising risks of liability under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, other nations’ foreign bribery statutes like the new UK Bribery Act, and Chinese domestic law. Dozens of China-based companies listed on foreign
stock exchanges now face regulatory investigations and
shareholder litigation stemming from allegations of fraud and other misconduct. Are these symptoms of the same underlying weaknesses in China’s corporate governance standards and opaque regulatory climate?

Nate Bush assesses current efforts by US companies, investors, and regulators to confront these challenges, and the implications for China’s political and economic climate.

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Spring 2011

Professor Richard Buxbaum, Berkeley Law

Date: 04/18/2011

Duration: 0:57

Description: Many may be familiar with Professor Buxbaum’s leading work in corporate law and comparative law, and as a pillar of the Berkeley Law’s business faculty. Few may know that his many contributions extend far beyond shaping jurisprudence in the United States and around the world. They are also deeply rooted in public service, affirmative action, free speech, national defense, and reparations issues. He is a true Renaissance man and his service to the Berkeley Law community as well as citizens around the world is without parallel. At this luncheon, Professor Buxbaum reflects on his experiences in the major social and political events of the 1960s and 1970s.

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ)& Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

The Honorable Michael G. Oxley

Date: 04/06/2011

Duration: 1:20

Description: The Honorable Michael G. Oxley, co-author of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, one of the most far reaching and controversial financial regulation laws in American history, speaks about the fiscal crashes that ended the dot-com bubble and once again plunged the economy into recession.

Sponsor: Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice and Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Donna Petkanics, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati & Robert J. Majteles, Treehouse Capital LLC

Date: 03/15/2011

Duration: 1:00

Description: Donna Petkanics and Rob Majteles
share their insider experiences with the Boalt community, offering a unique perspective from both sides of the equation.

Ms. Petkanics represents a wide range of growth companies
with an emphasis on corporate and securities issues, both privately held and publicly traded. She also served on the Board of Directors of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and held a number of operating roles, including Managing Director of the firm for six years. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a staff economist in the
Executive Office of the President during the Carter Administration.

Mr. Majteles is a former attorney and CEO and now manages an
investment firm and serves as an active and involved board member for
the companies in Treehouse’s portfolio and as an advisory partner to a
variety of investment funds.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Panel 3 – Consumer Protection

Date: 03/11/2011

Duration: 1:34

Description: On March 11, 2011 the Berkeley Center for Law and Business
(BCLB) and the Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ) co-hosted a spring
symposium entitled “Financial Regulatory Reform: Dodd-Frank and
Beyond.” This video features the third panel from the symposium,
“Consumer Protection.” The panel includes John D. Wright (Wells Fargo
& Company), John A.E. Pottow (University of Michigan, School of Law),
Thomas Brown, (O’Melveny & Myers), and Gail Hillebrand (Consumers
Union). Prasad Krishnamurthy (Berkeley Law), provides moderation.

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Business law Journal (BBLJ) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Panel 1 – Securitization and Governance

Date: 03/11/2011

Duration: 1:37

Description: On March 11, 2011 the Berkeley Center for Law and Business
(BCLB) and the Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ) co-hosted a spring
symposium entitled, “Financial Regulatory Reform: Dodd-Frank and
Beyond.” This video features the first panel from the symposium entitled “Securitization & Governance.” The panel includes Dwight M. Jaffee (Haas School of Business), Nancy E. Wallace (Haas School of Business & BCLB Faculty Co-Director), Erik Gerding (University of New Mexico, School of Law), and Mark D. Perlow, (K&L Gates). Stavros E. Gadinis (Berkeley Law) moderates the panel.

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Symposium Welcome, Launch and Keynote Address

Date: 03/11/2011

Duration: 0:29

Description: On March 11, 2011 the Berkeley Center for Law and Business
(BCLB) and the Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ) co-hosted a spring
symposium entitled “Financial Regulatory Reform: Dodd-Frank and
Beyond.” This video features the welcome address made by Eric Talley (BCLB), Matthew R. DalSanto (BBLJ), and Ken Taymor (BCLB), followed by a keynote address by William Haraf (Financial Stability Oversight Council and the California Department of Financial Institutions).

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ) &  Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Panel 2 – Venture Finance

Date: 03/11/2011

Duration: 1:22

Description: On March 11, 2011 the Berkeley Center for Law and Business
(BCLB) and the Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ) co-hosted a spring
symposium entitled “Financial Regulatory Reform: Dodd-Frank and
Beyond.” This video features the second panel from the symposium,
“Venture Finance.” The panel includes Steven E. Bochner (Wilson Sonsini
Goodrich & Rosati), Eric Finseth (BCLB), and Mary Dent (SVB Financial
Group) and moderation by Robert P. Bartlett III (Berkeley Law).

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Pitman Potter, University of British Columbia

Date: 02/15/2011

Duration: 1:11

Description: Professor Potter’s talk focuses on his recently published book “Law, Policy, and Practice on China’s Periphery: Selective Adaptation and Institutional Capacity.” He examines the Chinese government’s policies and practices regarding the Inner Periphery areas, including Tibet, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia, and the Outer Periphery areas of Hong Kong and Taiwan, focusing on political authority, socio-cultural relations, and economic development. Successive imperial, republican, and communist governments have struggled to maintain sovereignty over the regions surrounding the great river valleys of China. The peripheries remain very important today, with challenges over national security, access to natural resources, and long-held concerns about relations between ethnic groups continuing to dominate Chinese law, policy and practice in these regions. Prof. Potter’s study seeks to build an understanding of the current status of China’s rule along its continental and maritime peripheries.

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Fall 2010

Professor Richard Buxbaum, Berkeley Law

Date: 11/15/2010

Duration: 0:57

Description: Professor Richard Buxbaum ’53 has been a keen observer of the business law terrain for five decades. BCLB and the Berkeley Business Law
Journal host a talk during which Professor Buxbaum shares his perspective on
the development of business law in California and the role played by
Boalt Hall in that evolution. Three generations of Boalt Hall faculty
members were and continue to be instrumental in reshaping many aspects
of corporate law and securities regulation in California, across the
United States and around the world. At this special lunchtime talk,
Professor Buxbaum provides insights into the interplay among the legal
academy, policymakers and the commercial world that will help us better
understand the current legal and regulatory environment governing the
business community and our collective efforts to emerge from the Great
Recession.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

William Lerach

Date: 10/26/2010

Duration: 0:58

Description: William Lerach discussed his perspectives on the relationship between the deregulation of our financial markets and several wealth destruction
events that resulted in massive losses to the nation’s public, private
and individual pension systems and plans. These losses have gravely
impaired the finances of these retirement plans — leaving many of them,
he argued, with unfunded obligations that are so pervasive that they
now constitute a major threat to the financial future of our country.
Mr. Lerach also discussed what, if anything, he believes can be done to
avoid or ameliorate the crisis that would arise from the financial
collapse of our pension systems.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Mary Gallagher, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan

Date: 10/18/2010

Duration: 0:55

Description: In 2008, the Chinese government passed three ambitious labor laws to improve working conditions in Chinese companies and employment security for Chinese workers. Employers criticized these laws as a return to the age of the “iron rice bowl” under socialism, which guaranteed lifetime employment and extensive welfare benefits for all urban workers. Labor activists hoped these new laws will help close the gap between the high standards of Chinese “law-on-the-books” with its implementation and enforcement in reality.

These protective measures coincided with the onset of the global financial crisis and a rapid decline in China’s export markets. The combination of more protective laws and greater economic volatility led to a rapid and unprecedented increase in labor conflict, including legal filings and large-scale strikes and demonstrations. In the wake of China’s recovery from the crisis, this conflict continues. Workers possess more awareness of their new rights; trade unions receive encouragement by the government to increase efforts to protect workers; and a labor
shortage in manufacturing emboldens workers to press for higher wages and better conditions.

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Spring 2010

Business Law Section of the CA State Bar Association

Date: 04/20/2010

Duration: 1:08

DescriptionStill trying to decide on a career focus? Considering a career as a business lawyer? BCLB and BBLJ hosted a panel discussion, organized by the Business Law Section of the CA State Bar, on the realities of business law practice. Lawyers from diverse business practice areas provided insights into what they do, a first hand view of the day to day realities of different business practices, and guidance on how to investigate and determine whether and which area of business practice might be attractive to you.

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ)

 

Stephen Bainbridge, Ken Taymor & John P. Hunt

Date: 02/18/2010

Duration: 0:55

Description: As the economy crumbled in 2008, the government intervened to “save” financial institutions that were “too big to fail.” This unprecedented
action generated a multitude of legal, economic, and political questions; perhaps none more important than “will it work?” With the decision to intervene behind us, it is now time to evaluate the effects on law, business, and the economy as a whole. Panelists include Stephen Bainbridge (UCLA Law), Ken Taymor (BCLB), and John P. Hunt (Davis Law).

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Nathan Bush, O’Melveny & Myers

Date: 01/14/2010

Duration: 0:57

Description: China’s leadership enters 2010 with a mammoth stimulus program
onstream and mounting (often conflicting pressures) to restructure
China’s hybrid “command-market” system and its role in the global
economy. At the central government’s disposal are new instruments such
as the Antimonopoly Law, older tools such as the Law on Guarding State
Secrets, and the state’s tremendous influence over Chinese finance and
commerce. Foreign firms active in China face new regulatory challenges,
from the antitrust obstacles of acquiring Chinese firms to the
corruption risks of dealing with the state sector. Nathan Bush, a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Practice Group at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and General Counsel of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, explores
the intersection of China’s evolving antitrust, anti-corruption, trade,
and industrial policies.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Fall 2009

Richard Buxbaum, Ernesto Dalbó, Christopher Kutz, David Vogel & John Quigley

Date: 12/01/2009

Duration: 1:08

Description: The global economic meltdown clearly demonstrates the importance of corporate governance and ethics. Less evident are the steps to improving how
financial firms operate. A panel of UC Berkeley professors explore and
respond to questions such as: How should executives incorporate
potential global and long term impacts into their business decisions?
Can corporate governance structures and rules be improved to provide
meaningful oversight and socially favorable incentives to financial firm
leaders? Are the recent announcements of bonuses to financial
executives a sign of economic recovery or continued ethical lapses?

Panelists include Richard Buxbaum (Berkeley Law), Ernesto Dalbó (Haas School of Business), Christopher Kutz (Berkeley Law), David Vogel (Haas School of Business), and John Quigley (Dept. of Economics).

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Center on Institutions and Governance (IGOV) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Andrew Rose, Bradford DeLong, David Card & John Quigley

Date: 10/28/2009

Duration: 1:10

Description: Despite recent upticks in the economy, the U.S. and worldwide employment picture remains bleak. Are we facing a “jobless recovery?” Did
the international economic collapse in 2008-09 alter the labor market
permanently? UC Berkeley scholars answer these questions, explore the
role of international organizations such as the G20 in addressing them,
and offer proposals to prevent protectionism and promote a global
solution. Panelist include: John Quigley (Dept. of Economics), Brad
DeLong (Dept. of Economics), David Card (Dept. of Economics) and Andrew
Rose (Haas School of Business).

Sponsor(s): Berkeley Center on Institutions and Governance (IGS) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Michael Halloran, Eric Talley & Nancy Wallace

Date: 10/10/2009

Duration: 1:13

Description: Panelists explore the prospects for preserving stability while promoting healthy innovation in the financial sector. Panelists include Michael Halloran (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP), Eric Talley (BCLB), and Nancy Wallace (Haas School of Business).

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Date: 09/09/2009

Duration: 1:02

Description: Many assumed that China would, as it grows more prosperous, embrace the rule of law, even as it maintains a go-slow approach on political
reform. But in March 2008, the Communist Party renewed its support for
“socialist legality,” highlighting the role of the Party in the judicial
process and explicitly rejecting Western-style legal reforms. Some
Chinese critics of the new policy have called for an embrace of global
values and renewed efforts to construct independent legal institutions
free from Party influence. Others advocate wide-ranging, wholesale
structural reforms based on the Western constitutional model. Still
others eschew specific policy proposals and instead offer a nationalist
critique of Western governments’ interactions with China.

This ongoing internal debate is vitally important: its outcome
will help determine China’s reform path. Those seeking to better
understand where China is going need to look closely not just at the
ever-growing thicket of new laws and regulations issued by the State,
but also at what both the government and its well-meaning critics are
saying about the future of political and legal reform in China.

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Spring 2009

Aaron Edlin, Barry Eichengreen, Maurice Obstfeld, Pierre Olivier Gourinchas & Andrew Rose

Date: 03/18/2009

Duration: 1:17

Description: In April, leaders from the G20 countries representing 85% of the global economy will meet to develop a coordinated response to the worldwide economic and financial collapse. What actions can G20 leaders take to stem the tsunami washing over the world economy? How will these leaders find common solutions to this international disaster? Our distinguished panel of UC Berkeley economists discuss these questions and identify answers. Panelists include Aaron Edlin (Berkeley Law), Barry Eichengreen (Dept. of Economics), Maurice Obstfeld (Dept. of Economics), Pierre Olivier Gourinchas (Dept. of Economics), and Andrew Rose (Haas School of Business).

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Stanley Lubman, Berkeley Law

Date: 02/24/2009

Duration: 0:59

Description: China’s legal system has come a long way. Economic reform has driven legal reform: formal legislation now provides a framework for the
organization of the Chinese government, and judicial institutions have
been reconstructed in the wake of the Cultural Revolution. But the
courts are inadequately professionalized, often favor local interests,
and corruption is widespread. For the Chinese leadership maintaining
power trumps the rule of law. Rights-consciousness is growing in
Chinese society, but political reform is needed to accelerate legal
reform. Professor Lubman discussed the quiet progress being made in
regards to developing laws to control administrative arbitrariness,
professionalizing the judicial system, and reducing the impact of “local
protectionism.”

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) & Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

John M. Quigley, Paul Milgrom, James A. Wilcox, Dwight Jaffee & Nancy Wallace

Date: 02/18/2009

Duration: 1:13

Description: Experts in economics, business, and public policy examine the impact of the Treasury Department’s Financial Stability Plan. Supporters say the
plan will infuse cash into credit markets and stem foreclosures by
expanding financial capital and removing toxic assets. Panelists evaluate pricing strategies for bank assets, proposals to stem foreclosures, and the risks the FSP presents to taxpayers.

Panelists include John M. Quigley (Dept. of Economics), Paul Milgrom (Stanford University), James A. Wilcox (Haas School of Business), Dwight Jaffee (Haas School of Business), and Nancy Wallace (Haas School of Business).

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Fall 2008

Richard Roeder, Vance Street Capital

Date: 11/18/2008

Duration: 0:50

Description: Private Equity Fund manager and former corporate law partner Richard Roeder discusses the state of the capital markets and how
they may affect career opportunities for law and business students.
Richard Roeder is a Berkeley Law alum who has founded and managed
private equity funds since 1991. Prior, he was a partner at Paul
Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, where from 1987 to 1991 he served as
Chairman of the firm’s corporate law department. Richard provides
a valuable career perspective on the world of business and finance and
answers questions from students about how the current market turmoil
may impact their futures.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Lenny Stein, Jackson Family Enterprises

Date: 11/03/2008

Duration: 1:04

Description: As American interest in and knowledge of fine wine grows, the wine industry undergoes tremendous change. Consumers trading
up and down, supplier and wholesaler tiers consolidating, family wine
companies selling out, private equity buying in, new global wine regions
emerging, and the environment taking the central stage are just some of the changes occurring. Efforts to undo the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2005 victory for consumers gain speed and traction. As the internet transforms how people discover, discuss, and buy wine, a future of enormous potential collides with an antiquated patchwork of prohibition-era legislation. In short, fertile ground for
lawyers. Lenny Stein makes a breakneck tour of the business and legal
vineyard that is today’s rapidly changing wine industry.

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business and Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

 

Seagull Song, King & Wood (presently Arnold & Porter)

Date: 10/07/2008

Duration: 0:34

Description: The Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee (BOCOG) decided to use “international standards” regarding entertainment and media contracts for the Beijing 2008 Games. Seagull Song, who was with King & Wood’s China office during the planning years, discusses what this means and the possible ramification to the development of the entertainment and professional sports industries in China. Specifically, how are the concepts of “chain of title” and the complexities of music royalties to be dealt with in the post-Olympic world in China? How have the
domestic and local legal firms addressed ambush marketing and unauthorized
retransmission?

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

George Akerlof, Brad DeLong, Aaron Edlin, Barry Eichengreen, John M. Quigley & Nancy Wallace

Date: 10/02/2008

Duration: 1:37

Description: A panel of distinguished scholars from UC Berkeley analyze how the
financial market meltdown in the Fall of 2008 occurred, evaluate the
government’s response, and explain its impact on American households
and global markets.

Panelists include George Akerlof (Dept. of Economics), Brad DeLong (Dept. of Economics), Aaron Edlin (Berkeley Law), Barry Eichengreen (Dept. of Economics), John M. Quigley (Dept. of Economics), and Nancy Wallace (Haas School of Business).

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Panel 2: Structuring Non-Share-Price Based Incentive Plans

Date: 09/26/2008

Duration: 1:18

Description: Executive compensation continues to attract considerable attention, much of it critical, from shareholder activists, the press and Congress. On
September 26th, 2008, BCLB sponsored a half day conference bringing together leading academics and compensation practitioners to
help directors explore “out-of-the-box” ways to better tie CEO pay to
performance.

Panelists include David Chun (Equilar), James E. Kim (Frederic Cook & Co.), and Kevin Murphy (Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California).

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Panel 1: Rethinking Share-Price Based Incentive Plans

Date: 09/26/2008

Duration: 1:39

Description: Executive compensation continues to attract considerable attention, much of it critical, from shareholder activists, the press, and Congress. On
September 26th, 2008, BCLB sponsored a half-day conference bringing together leading academics and compensation practitioners to
help directors explore “out-of-the-box” ways to better tie CEO pay to
performance. Panelists include David Chun (Equilar), Graef Crystal (Haas School of Business), Ira Kay (Pay Governance) & Jesse Fried (Berkeley Law).

Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law and Business

 

Spring 2008

Charles A. James, Chevron Corporate

Date: 04/01/2008

Duration: :58

DescriptionDuring the course of his 30-year career in the law, Mr. James has worked as an agency staff attorney, as an associate and senior partner in one of America’s largest law firms, as the head of a federal law enforcement agency, and now as the General Counsel of one of the world’s largest multinational corporations. Mr. James offered his perspectives on legal careers in these various settings, focusing on training, development, and opportunities for professional advancement.

 

Nate Bush, O’Melveny & Myers

Date: 02/13/2008

Duration: 1:03

DescriptionThirteen years in the making, China’s first comprehensive antitrust law, the Antimonopoly Law, went into effect on August 1, 2008. True, it is modeled on foreign practice. But ambiguities remain. During this talk, Mr. Bush addressed the following questions: “Will this new law promotes consumer welfare, innovation, and efficiency through the competitive process? Or will it gravitate towards populism, protectionism, and industrial policy?”

 

Fall 2007

David Patrick Eich, Kirkland & Ellis

Date: 11/27/2007

Duration: 1:01

DescriptionDid you think private equity had peaked with Blackstone’s IPO? Not at all. It’s back with a vengeance in Asia. China in particular has discovered that this modern alchemy can create well-run, profitable companies that might even repopulate and drastically transform its public securities markets. The fusion of entrepreneurialism in many emerging Asian markets with sophisticated private equity investment strategies presents historic opportunities — and commensurate challenges — to investors and their advisors. Mr. Eich, the senior partner in Kirkland’s Hong Kong office, illuminated some of each while discussing key legal developments and trends affecting private equity in Asia.

 

William Falik, Westpark Associates

Date: 10/23/2007

Duration: :58

DescriptionWhat does it take to transform 1,600 acres of barren land into the largest and most lucrative masterplanned community in Northern California? Bill Falik, CEO of Westpark Community Builders, recounted the sixteen year saga of the creation, entitlement and sale of the Westpark Project. The event focused on the business, legal and land use risks and rewards of land development in one of the most volatile markets in California and about a new real estate development crossover course taught by Mr. Falik.

 

Carmen Chang, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Date: 10/09/2007

Duration: :59

DescriptionTransformation from a centrally planned economy, virtually closed to foreign trade, to a now rapidly expanding, market-oriented one has brought profound change for China and the companies outside the country doing business there. As China continues its breathtaking sprint toward modernization, debates on everything from limited natural resources to the value of the yuan to copyright enforcement have become more urgent. In the face of such change, how is the legal profession adapting–both here and in China? And how best can American lawyers advise their clients who, with growing frequency, conduct business there?

 

Howard Chao, O’Melveny & Myers

Date: 09/17/2007

Duration: 1:00

DescriptionHoward Chao is the head of O’Melveny & Myers Asia Practice. Drawing on his many years of experience living and practicing in Asia, Chao discussed the significant change occurring in China as more foreign investors are compelled to go onshore in China to do financing transactions for Chinese companies. Chinese companies are now relying on the Chinese securities markets for IPOs or have moved their listings to Chinese exchanges. On the private financing front, China has enacted a series of measures that limit the use of offshore holding companies and increase the Chinese legal and governmental “control” over these deals and companies. What does all of this means for capital flows within and into China? Does this signal a relative decline in the importance of the U.S. and other financial centers, to the benefit of Shanghai, and how is this affecting the global and China strategies of law firms, international investment banks, private equity houses and other professionals?

 

Michael Cypers, Mayer, Browne, Rowe & Maw

Date: 08/28/2007

Duration: 1:02

DescriptionSecurities litigation requires the practitioner to draw on a broad range of skills, from knowledge of recent Supreme Court opinions to persuading a jury. Since Enron, there has been an explosion of developments from the courts, Congress, and the SEC, and a number of high profile executives have been sentenced to jail for criminal misconduct. This session discussed the practical methods securities litigators use to maximize results for their clients.

 

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