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The Seventh Annual Berkeley Fall Forum
on Corporate Governance

Hosted by Jamie Leigh and Steven Tonsfeldt of Cooley and
Stavros Gadinis of the University of California, Berkeley

Join us virtually via Zoom or in-person at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco

Conference Schedule

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

Day 1

November 8, 2022
9:15 am
Welcome Remarks
9:25 am
The “State” of Delaware
Speakers:

Honorable Kathaleen St. J. McCormick, Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

Honorable Sam Glasscock III, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

Stavros Gadinis, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Sarah Lightdale, Partner, Cooley

10:15 am
The Practitioners’ Guide to Delaware
Speakers:

Randall J. Baron, Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

Elena Norman, Partner, Young Conaway

Elizabeth Pollman, Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Brad Sorrels, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

11:00 am
Direct: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source
Speakers:

Kathryn Judge, Professor, Columbia Law School

Jamie Leigh, Partner, Cooley

11:30 am
The Chair’s Corner
Speakers:

Doug Parker, Chairman, American Airlines

Stephen Johnson, Executive Vice President and Strategic Advisor to the CEO, American Airlines

12:15 pm
Capital Markets Crystal Ball
Speakers:

Ben Burdett, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

Diana Doyle, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Alan Denenberg, Partner, Davis Polk

1:45 pm
Buying and Selling with Big Tech
Speakers:

Afra Afsharipour, Professor, University of California, Davis

Greg Dalvito, Partner, PJT Partners

Steve Tonsfeldt, Partner, Cooley

Ethan Zweig, Partner, Qatalyst Partners

2:30 pm
Closing High-Profile Deals
Speakers:

Afra Afsharipour, Professor, University of California, Davis

Michael Diz, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Dave Peinsipp, Partner, Cooley

Sarah Payne, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

Jed Repko, Partner, Joele Frank

3:20 pm
Odd Lots Podcast: Live Taping
Speakers:

Tracy Alloway, Host, Odd Lots Podcast

Margaret O’Mara, Professor, University of Washington

Joe Weisenthal, Host, Odd Lots Podcast

4:05 pm
Law Professors on Twitter and Elon Musk
Speakers:

Adam Badawi, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Ann Lipton, Professor, Tulane Law School

4:40 pm
Breaking Down the Midterm Election
Speakers:

Stavros Gadinis, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Paul Pierson, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

5:15 pm
Reimagining the Global Food System
Speakers:

Kristin Bresnahan, General Counsel, Nobell Foods

Magi Richani, CEO, Nobell Foods

Day 2

November 9, 2022
9:30 am
The White Wall
Speakers:

Emily Flitter, Reporter, New York Times

Frank Partnoy, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

10:05 am
The Talent Wars 2.0: Employee Recruitment and Retention
Speakers:

Jamie Leigh, Partner, Cooley

Stephani Lewis, General Counsel & Chief Diversity Officer, IKEA North America

Lisa Mango, General Counsel, One Medical (1Life Healthcare)

10:55 am
Corporate Governance and the SEC (Part One)
Speakers:

Jaime Lizárraga, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

David Curran, Co-Chair, Sustainability & ESG Advisory Practice, Paul, Weiss

11:30 am
Corporate Governance and the SEC (Part Two)
Speakers:

Erik Gerding, Deputy Director, Legal and Regulatory Policy, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Stavros Gadinis, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

12:05 pm
2023 Deal Trends
Speakers:

Ed Batts, Partner, Gibson Dunn

Steven Lipin, Chairman and CEO, Gladstone Place Partners

Rachel Proffitt, Partner, Cooley

Paul Scrivano, Partner, Davis Polk

Brittany Skoda, Global Head of Software Banking, Morgan Stanley

12:55 pm
Odd Lots Podcast: Live Taping
Speakers:

Jim Chanos, Founder and Managing Partner, Kynikos Associates

Tracy Alloway, Host, Odd Lots Podcast

Joe Weisenthal, Host, Odd Lots Podcast

Headshot for Afra Afsharipour

Afra Afsharipour

Professor, University of California, Davis
Headshot for Tracy Alloway

Tracy Alloway

Host, Odd Lots Podcast
Headshot for Adam Badawi

Adam Badawi

Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Headshot for Randall J. Baron

Randall J. Baron

Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
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Ed Batts

Partner, Gibson Dunn
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Kristin Bresnahan

General Counsel, Nobell Foods
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Ben Burdett

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
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Jim Chanos

Founder and Managing Partner, Kynikos Associates
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David Curran

Co-Chair, Sustainability & ESG Advisory Practice, Paul, Weiss
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Greg Dalvito

Partner, PJT Partners
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Alan Denenberg

Partner, Davis Polk
Headshot for Michael Diz

Michael Diz

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
Headshot for Diana  Doyle

Diana Doyle

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
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Emily Flitter

Reporter, New York Times
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Stavros Gadinis

Professor, University of California, Berkeley
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Erik Gerding

Deputy Director, Legal and Regulatory Policy, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
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Honorable Sam Glasscock III

Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
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Stephen Johnson

Executive Vice President and Strategic Advisor to the CEO, American Airlines
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Kathryn Judge

Professor, Columbia Law School
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Jamie Leigh

Partner, Cooley
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Stephani Lewis

General Counsel & Chief Diversity Officer, IKEA North America
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Sarah Lightdale

Partner, Cooley
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Steven Lipin

Chairman and CEO, Gladstone Place Partners
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Ann Lipton

Professor, Tulane Law School
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Jaime Lizárraga

Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Headshot for Lisa Mango

Lisa Mango

General Counsel, One Medical (1Life Healthcare)
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Honorable Kathaleen St. J. McCormick

Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Headshot for Elena Norman

Elena Norman

Partner, Young Conaway
Headshot for Margaret O'Mara

Margaret O’Mara

Professor, University of Washington
Headshot for Doug Parker

Doug Parker

Chairman, American Airlines
Headshot for Frank Partnoy

Frank Partnoy

Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Headshot for Sarah Payne

Sarah Payne

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell
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Dave Peinsipp

Partner, Cooley
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Paul Pierson

Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Headshot for Elizabeth Pollman

Elizabeth Pollman

Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Headshot for Rachel Proffitt

Rachel Proffitt

Partner, Cooley
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Jed Repko

Partner, Joele Frank
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Magi Richani

CEO, Nobell Foods
Headshot for Paul Scrivano

Paul Scrivano

Partner, Davis Polk
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Brittany Skoda

Global Head of Software Banking, Morgan Stanley
Headshot for Brad Sorrels

Brad Sorrels

Partner, Wilson Sonsini
Headshot for Adam Sterling

Adam Sterling

Assistant Dean, University of California, Berkeley
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Steve Tonsfeldt

Partner, Cooley
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Joe Weisenthal

Host, Odd Lots Podcast
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Ethan Zweig

Partner, Qatalyst Partners

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