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The Tenth Annual Berkeley Spring Forum on M&A and the Boardroom

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Ethan Klingsberg

Freshfields

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Adam Badawi

University of California, Berkeley

Conference Schedule

The conference agenda is below (all in Pacific Time):

Day 1

April 17, 2024
(All times Pacific)
1:00 pm

Welcome

Adam Badawi, Professor University of California, Berkeley

Ethan Klingsberg, Partner & Co-Head of US Corporate/M&A Freshfields

Angeli Patel, Executive Director Berkeley Center for Law and Business

1:10 pm

Keynote Address

Olivier Guersent, Director-General European Commission – DG Competition

1:30 pm

Fireside Chat

Panelist

Henry Liu, Director, Bureau of Competition Federal Trade Commission

Moderator

Julie Elmer, Partner Freshfields (former Lead Trial Counsel, DOJ-Antitrust Division)

2:05 pm

The Impact of Antitrust on M&A

Panelists

David Altschuler, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Competition/Antitrust Salesforce

Rosie Lipscomb, Director of Competition Google

Colin Raftery, Partner Freshfields (former Senior Director Mergers, UK Competition and Markets Authority)

Moderator

Jamillia Ferris, Partner & Head of US Antitrust Freshfields (former DOJ-Antitrust Division)

2:45 pm

Break

3:05 pm

Fireside Chat

Panelist

The Honorable Collins J. Seitz, Jr., Chief Justice Supreme Court of Delaware

Moderator

Adam Badawi, Professor University of California, Berkeley

Mary Eaton, Partner & Co-Head of Securities and Shareholder Litigation Freshfields

3:40 pm

The Future of LBOs

Panelists

Natasha Gopaul, Senior Managing Director & PE General Counsel Blackstone

Michael Guo, Managing Director and General Counsel TPG Growth

Joshua Peck, General Counsel Sixth Street Partners

Mike Wyatt, Managing Director & Head of Global Technology M&A Morgan Stanley

Moderator

Ethan Klingsberg, Partner & Co-Head of US Corporate/M&A Freshfields

4:20 pm

Break

4:40 pm

Insights on Cybersecurity

Panelists

Spencer Fisher, Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency US Department of Homeland Security

David Hirsch, Chief, Crypto Asset and Cyber Unit of the Division of Enforcement US Securities and Exchange Commission

Sean Newell, Chief, National Security Cyber Section (NatSec Cyber) US Department of Justice

Moderator

Beth George, Partner & Head of Strategic Risk and Crisis Management Freshfields (former General Counsel of US Department of Defense)

5:25 pm

Book Talk — The Everything War: Amazon’s Ruthless Quest to Own the World and Remake Corporate Power

Panelist

Dana Mattioli, Author & Pulitzer Prize Finalist & Reporter Wall Street Journal

Moderator

Diana Henriques, Pulitzer Prize Finalist & Reporter New York Times

5:55 pm

Closing Remarks & Adjourn to Cocktails

Speakers

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Jamillia Ferris

Partner & Head of US Antitrust
Freshfields (former DOJ-Antitrust Division)

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Natasha Gopaul

Senior Managing Director & PE General Counsel
Blackstone

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David Hirsch

Chief, Crypto Asset and Cyber Unit of the Division of Enforcement
US Securities and Exchange Commission

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Ethan Klingsberg

Partner & Co-Head of US Corporate/M&A
Freshfields

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Joshua Peck

General Counsel
Sixth Street Partners

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Mike Wyatt

Managing Director & Head of Global Technology M&A
Morgan Stanley

Presenting Sponsor

Contributing Organizations