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The 2021 Berkeley Forum for Corporate Governance

Berkeley Fall Forum

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Conference Schedule

The conference agenda is below and subject to change:

Day 1

November 11, 2021
9:30 am
Day One Begins
9:45 am
Welcome Remarks
Panelists:
Steven Davidoff Solomon, Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Business
Jamie Leigh, Partner, Cooley
Steve Tonsfeldt, Partner, Cooley
9:55 am
The “State” of Delaware
Panelists:
The Honorable Kathaleen McCormick, Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
The Honorable Joseph Slights III, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Randall J. Baron, Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
Jill Fisch, Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Katherine Henderson, Partner, Wilson Sonsini
John Mark Zeberkiewicz, Director, Richards, Layton & Finger
10:45 am
The Cult of We
Panelists:
Eliot Brown, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Maureen Farrell, Reporter, The New York Times
Frank Partnoy, Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Business
11:20 am
ESG – The Signal and the Noise
12:10 pm
The Civil Rights Auditor
Panelists:
Laura Murphy, President, Laura Murphy & Associates
Amelia Miazad, Director and Senior Research Fellow, Business in Society Institute at the Berkeley Center for Law and Business
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:50 pm
M&A Highlights from the Year Nobody Expected
Panelists:
Afra Afsharipour, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law
Ed Batts, Partner, Gibson Dunn
Jason DiLullo, Partner, Qatalyst Partners
Jamie Leigh, Partner, Cooley
Irene Liu, Chief Legal Officer, Hopin
2:35 pm
What Will Fuel Markets in 2022 and Beyond?
Panelists:
Afra Afsharipour, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law
Wei Chen, SVP & Associate General Counsel, Salesforce
Michael Dorf, Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Steven Lipin, Chairman and CEO, Gladstone Place Partners
Robert Marese, President, MacKenzie Partners
David Peinsipp, Partner, Cooley
3:20 pm
Behind the (SPAC) Scenes
Panelists:
Steven Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Explorer Acquisitions
Emily Roberts, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Usha Rodrigues, Professor, University of Georgia
Ross Weiner, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Explorer Acquisitions
3:55 pm
Keynote on the Future of (Returning) to Work
Panelists:
Derek Thompson, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
4:45 pm
The Chancellor
Panelists:
Andre G. Bouchard, Chancellor (Retired), Delaware Court of Chancery

Day 2

November 12, 2021
9:30 am
Day Two Begins
9:40 am
Destress Session: Lawyers, Stress, Mood, and Sleep
Panelists:
Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford
10:00 am
The Future of Corporate Governance
Panelists:
Doug Parker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Airlines
Stephen Johnson, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, American Airlines
10:55 am
Checking in on the SEC
Panelists:
Renee Jones, Director, Division of Corporate Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission
Robert Bartlett, Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Business
11:30 am
California and Corporate Regulation
Panelists:
Hannah-Beth Jackson, California State Senate, Former Member
Amelia Miazad, Director and Senior Research Fellow, Business in Society Institute at the Berkeley Center for Law and Business
11:55 am
Navigating the Digital Frontier
Panelists:
Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer, Coinbase
Obrea Poindexter, Partner, Cooley
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:45 pm
Developing an Effective Strategy for Regulation – Antitrust and Beyond
Panelists:
Marina Gracias, General Counsel, Varo Bank
Daniel Wall, Partner, Latham & Watkins
2:20 pm
Capital Markets Crystal Ball
Panelists:
David Chen, Managing Director, Head of Global Technology Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley
Alan Denenberg, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell
2:55 pm
The Five Myths of CFIUS
Panelists:
Christina Lema, Managing Director, General Counsel, Vista Equity Partners
Mario Mancuso, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3:30 pm
From the Ivory Tower to the Boardroom
Panelists:
Afra Afsharipour, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law
Mark Brilliant, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Panos Patatoukas, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Sonia Katyal, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Stephen McKeon, Associate Professor of Finance, University of Oregon
Steven Davidoff Solomon, Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Business
4:20 pm
Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now
Panelists:
John Doerr, Chairman, Kleiner Perkins
Jamie Leigh, Partner, Cooley

Speakers

Headshot for Afra Afsharipour

Afra Afsharipour

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law
Headshot for Randall J. Baron

Randall J. Baron

Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
Headshot for Robert Bartlett

Robert Bartlett

Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Business
Headshot for Ed Batts

Ed Batts

Partner, Gibson Dunn
Headshot for David Berger

David Berger

Partner, Wilson Sonsini
Headshot for Andre G. Bouchard

Andre G. Bouchard

Chancellor (Retired), Delaware Court of Chancery
Headshot for Mark Brilliant

Mark Brilliant

Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Headshot for Eliot Brown

Eliot Brown

Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Headshot for Daniel Burch

Daniel Burch

Chairman and CEO, MacKenzie Partners
Headshot for David Chen

David Chen

Managing Director, Head of Global Technology Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley
Headshot for Wei Chen

Wei Chen

SVP & Associate General Counsel, Salesforce
Headshot for Alan Denenberg

Alan Denenberg

Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Headshot for Jason DiLullo

Jason DiLullo

Partner, Qatalyst Partners
Headshot for John Doerr

John Doerr

Chairman, Kleiner Perkins
Headshot for Michael Dorf

Michael Dorf

Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Headshot for Gregory Elders

Gregory Elders

Managing Director, Joele Frank
Headshot for Maureen  Farrell

Maureen Farrell

Reporter, The New York Times
Headshot for Jill Fisch

Jill Fisch

Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Headshot for Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher

Chief Executive Officer, Explorer Acquisitions
Headshot for Marina Gracias

Marina Gracias

General Counsel, Varo Bank
Headshot for Paul Grewal

Paul Grewal

Chief Legal Officer, Coinbase
Headshot for Melinda Haag

Melinda Haag

Partner, Paul, Weiss
Headshot for Katherine Henderson

Katherine Henderson

Partner, Wilson Sonsini
Headshot for Hannah-Beth Jackson

Hannah-Beth Jackson

California State Senate, Former Member
Headshot for Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, American Airlines
Headshot for Renee Jones

Renee Jones

Director, Division of Corporate Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission
Headshot for Sonia Katyal

Sonia Katyal

Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Headshot for William M. Lafferty

William M. Lafferty

Partner, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
Headshot for Jamie Leigh

Jamie Leigh

Partner, Cooley
Headshot for Christina Lema

Christina Lema

Managing Director, General Counsel, Vista Equity Partners
Headshot for Steven Lipin

Steven Lipin

Chairman and CEO, Gladstone Place Partners
Headshot for Irene Liu

Irene Liu

Chief Legal Officer, Hopin
Headshot for Mario Mancuso

Mario Mancuso

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Headshot for Robert Marese

Robert Marese

President, MacKenzie Partners
Headshot for The Honorable Kathaleen  McCormick

The Honorable Kathaleen McCormick

Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Headshot for Stephen McKeon

Stephen McKeon

Associate Professor of Finance, University of Oregon
Headshot for Amelia Miazad

Amelia Miazad

Director and Senior Research Fellow, Business in Society Institute at the Berkeley Center for Law and Business
Headshot for Laura  Murphy

Laura Murphy

President, Laura Murphy & Associates
Headshot for Doug Parker

Doug Parker

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Airlines
Headshot for Frank Partnoy

Frank Partnoy

Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Business
Headshot for Panos Patatoukas

Panos Patatoukas

Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Headshot for David Peinsipp

David Peinsipp

Partner, Cooley
Headshot for Obrea Poindexter

Obrea Poindexter

Partner, Cooley
Headshot for Emily Roberts

Emily Roberts

Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Headshot for Usha Rodrigues

Usha Rodrigues

Professor, University of Georgia
Headshot for The Honorable Joseph Slights III

The Honorable Joseph Slights III

Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Headshot for Steven Davidoff Solomon

Steven Davidoff Solomon

Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Business
Headshot for Shannon Wiltsey Stirman

Shannon Wiltsey Stirman

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford
Headshot for Derek  Thompson

Derek Thompson

Staff Writer, The Atlantic
Headshot for Steve Tonsfeldt

Steve Tonsfeldt

Partner, Cooley
Headshot for Daniel Wall

Daniel Wall

Partner, Latham & Watkins
Headshot for Ross Weiner

Ross Weiner

Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Explorer Acquisitions
Headshot for Peter Werner

Peter Werner

Partner, Cooley
Headshot for John Mark Zeberkiewicz

John Mark Zeberkiewicz

Director, Richards, Layton & Finger

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