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2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

January 2022

CANCELED – BCLB Law Firm Hot Topic Lunch Talk: TBD

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

CANCELED   Please join us at Bancroft Hotel for a conversation with attorneys from one of the Bay Area's leading law firms specializing in business law to discuss a deal, case, or practice group.  Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Register here: TBD   Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu with any questions

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BCLB Hot Topic Talk with Wilson Sonsini

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

You're invited by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business and Berkeley Business Law Journal as we welcome attorneys from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Attorneys Lianna Whittleton, Michael Coke, and RJ Lang will join us to discuss the direct listing -- a method by which a company can offer an investment opportunity directly to the public -- of Roblox, the popular online gaming platform. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/yckwnxce Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu with any…

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February 2022

BCLB Hot Topic Lunch Talk with Gunderson Dettmer

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Join BCLB and the Berkeley Business Law Journal as we welcome attorneys from Gunderson Dettmer. Attorneys Brian Patterson and Brenden Glapion ('20) will discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in the venture capital space and spend time connecting with our students! Lunch will be available. Students only please. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Register here> https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eisv6ps3a12b8c10&oseq=&c=&ch=   Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu with any questions

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BCLB Hot Topic Lunch Talk with Kirkland & Ellis

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Join BCLB and the Berkeley Business Law Journal as we welcome attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis. Attorney Benjamin Clinger will give a crash course in Private Equity and spend time connecting with our students! Lunch will be available. Students only please. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Register here>

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BCLB Law Firm Lunch Talk with Freshfields

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Please join us at Bancroft Hotel for a conversation with attorneys from Freshfields as they highlight a few corporate deals that are representative of the type of work associates can expect in today's market, from cross-border Wall Street deals to Silicon Valley tech and venture deals. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Register here

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BCLB Hot Topic Lunch Talk with Weil

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Join BCLB and the Berkeley Business Law Journal as we welcome attorneys from Weil. Kyle Krpata and Nick Doloresco will break down an acquisition of a venture-backed startup and spend time connecting with our students! Lunch will be available. Students only please. Register here>

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March 2022

BCLB Hot Topic Lunch Talk with MoFo

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Join BCLB and the Berkeley Business Law Journal as we welcome attorneys from Morrison Foerster. Lunch will be available. Students only please. Register here>

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BCLB Hot Topic Lunch Talk with Cooley

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Join BCLB and the Berkeley Business Law Journal as we welcome back Berkeley Law alum Marya Postner from Cooley to discuss a day in the life of a Life Sciences licensing and partnering attorney. Lunch will be available. Students only please. Register here>

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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series | Kilpatrick Townsend, “From Idea to Revenue: Creating and Monetizing a Patent Asset”

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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IMPORTANT: This event will be held in person at the Bancroft Hotel, across the street from the law school. Lunch will be provided. RSVP will be required for the event. You must show proof of vaccination at the entrance to the hotel. In the event that we must cancel the in person event, we will hold the event virtually on Zoom. We ask that when you RSVP for the event using Zoom, please keep the login information just in case…

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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series | PDQuery, “PDQuery: Now Taking Questions”

Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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IMPORTANT: This event will be held in person at the Bancroft Hotel, across the street from the law school. Lunch will be provided. RSVP will be required for the event. You must show proof of vaccination at the entrance to the hotel. In the event that we must cancel the in person event, we will hold the event virtually on Zoom. We ask that when you RSVP for the event using Zoom, please keep the login information just in case…

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BCLB Law Firm Hot Topic Lunch Talk: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Monday, March 28, 2022 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Please join us at Bancroft Hotel for a conversation with Jake Heath from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe for discussion on the intersection between Data Security, IP Rights and the Internet. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis.       Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu with any questions

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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series | Bloomberg, “First Day of Practice”

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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IMPORTANT: This event will be held in person at the Bancroft Hotel, across the street from the law school. Lunch will be provided. RSVP will be required for the event. Proof of vaccination is not required but masking indoors is. In the event that we must cancel the in person event, we will hold the event virtually on Zoom. We ask that when you RSVP for the event using Zoom, please keep the login information just in case we move…

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BCLB Law Firm Hot Topic Dinner Talk: Davis Polk — Case Study on XPO Fitness

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Please join us at Bancroft Hotel for a "Case Study on XPO Fitness” with Alan Denenberg and Ali DeGolia. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Dinner provided on a first-come, first-served basis.       Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu with any questions

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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series | Major, Lindsey & Africa, “How to Get In-House and Why You Want to Know”

Thursday, March 31, 2022 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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IMPORTANT: This event will be held in person at the Bancroft Hotel, across the street from the law school. Lunch will be provided. RSVP will be required for the event. Proof of vaccination is not required but masking indoors is. In the event that we must cancel the in person event, we will hold the event virtually on Zoom. We ask that when you RSVP for the event using Zoom, please keep the login information just in case we move…

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April 2022

2022 BBLJ Symposium (Co-sponsored by BCLB)

Friday, April 1, 2022 @ 9:40 am - 12:35 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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The 2022 Berkeley Business Law Journal Symposium — with a theme of Emerging Trends in the Legal Market — will take place on Friday, April 1st at the Bancroft Hotel and feature attorneys from BCLB sponsor firms. Whether you are a 1L, 2L, 3L or LLM student, this is a great chance to network with firms and learn tips and trends for the summer! The panel and event schedule are: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM: Continental Breakfast 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM: Corporate vs. Litigation…

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2022 BCLB Summer Associate Law Firm Fair

Friday, April 1, 2022 @ 12:40 pm - 2:20 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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BBLJ will host its annual symposium (on emerging trends in the legal market) which will be followed by BCLB's annual summer associate law firm! These two events are not to be missed and you'll get to meet attorneys and recruiters from over 10 major law firms! The symposium starts at 9:40 AM (with breakfast) and the summer associate fair starts at 12:40 PM (with lunch)! Registration not required.    Summer Associate Fair Poster 2022

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BCLB Law Firm Hot Topic Lunch Talk: Gibson Dunn — Public and Private Company M&A

Monday, April 4, 2022 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Please join us at Bancroft Hotel for a conversation with Branden Berns and Melanie Gertz from Gibson Dunn to discuss "The Many Different Flavors and Forms of Public and Private Company M&A." Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis.       Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu with any questions

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Berkeley Law Sports & Entertainment Conference

Friday, April 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
The Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law presents the 7th Annual Berkeley Law Sports & Entertainment Conference, April 8th 10AM to 6:30 PM PST, Hybrid. Panels Include: Negotiating Product Placement in TV/Movies, Hollywood Dealmaking: The Role of Lawyers Negotiating Hollywood Contracts, Diversity & Inclusion in Hollywood, Commercial/Legal Issues Within Motorsports, Reviewing the NFL's Rooney Rule: Is It Time All Sports Leagues Adopt an Enhanced Version?, Transgender Athlete Rights

Please join us for the Berkeley Law Sports & Entertainment Conference hosted by the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law and Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.  This marquee event brings together leading executives, management professionals, attorneys, athletes, talent, and students for the opportunity to discuss the leading topics in sports, entertainment, law, business, and culture. All panels can be attended virtually (via Zoom) or in-person at Bancroft Hotel's Great Hall, located at 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. Immediately following the…

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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series | Kirkland & Ellis, “IP Practice and Excelling as a Junior Associate in the Covid World

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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IMPORTANT: This event will be held in person at the Bancroft Hotel. In the event that we must cancel the in person event, we will hold the event virtually on Zoom. Please register for the event using Zoom and keep the login information in case we must move to a virtual format for unexpected reasons. RSVP Here Join Kirkland & Ellis attorneys to understand what IP Practice has been like during Covid. IP Practice now and going forward has been…

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BCLB Law Firm Hot Topic Lunch Talk: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom — Business and Career Development

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Please join us at Bancroft Hotel for a discussion on business and career development strategies, practices and philosophies with Ken Kumayama and Peter Jones from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis.       Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu with any questions

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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series | “An Insider’s View of the CIA’s Office of General Counsel – the Intersection of Law, Technology, and National Security

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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IMPORTANT: This event will be remote. Please RSVP to access the Zoom link. RSVP Here Julie Reese is a Berkeley Law graduate, and has been an attorney with CIA’s Office of General Counsel for over 12 years. Prior to joining CIA, she worked in the private sector – first in private practice at a law firm in Washington, DC for seven years immediately after law school, focusing on Telecommunications and Legislation. She also was in-house counsel for an international organization…

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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series | Womble Bond, “Managing a Law Firm: What You Need to Know”

Thursday, April 14, 2022 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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IMPORTANT: This event will be held in person at the Bancroft Hotel. In the event that we must cancel the in person event, we will hold the event virtually on Zoom. Please register for the event using Zoom and keep the login information in case we must move to a virtual format for unexpected reasons. RSVP Here Join us for an in person conversation with Womble Bond Dickinson partner attorney Sam Campbell, who has years of experience managing firms, to…

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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series | Paul Hastings, “A Deep Dive Into IP Practice”

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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IMPORTANT: This event will be held in person at the Bancroft Hotel. In the event that we must cancel the in person event, we will hold the event virtually on Zoom. Please register for the event using Zoom and keep the login information in case we must move to a virtual format for unexpected reasons. RSVP Here Join us for an in person conversation with Paul Hastings partner attorney Chris Kennerly and associate Anuva Ganapathi to hear about how their…

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September 2022

Book Talk with Haochen Sun

Thursday, September 29, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Join a talk by Professor Haochen Sun on his 2022 monograph, Technology and the Public Interest. Haochen Sun is Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. He previously served as Director of the Law and Technology Center and the LLM Program in in Technology and Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law. He specializes in intellectual property, technology law, and Chinese law. His recent scholarship has focused on the theoretical and policy foundations of…

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November 2022

2022 BCLT/IP Law Society 1L Tech Law Careers Fair

Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) and the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) invite all Berkeley Law 1Ls to our Career Fair on Thursday, November 17 at the Bancroft Hotel (located across the street from the law school). This is a great chance to get in front of law firm attorneys and recruiting teams, practice by practice, and learn about the roles they need to fill now and in the future. We have expanded to a broader format than in…

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