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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:

Day 1

November 11, 2021
9:30 am
Day One Begins
9:45 am
Welcome Remarks
Speakers:

Steven Davidoff Solomon, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

9:55 am
The “State” of Delaware
Speakers:

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

Honorable Joseph Slights III, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

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

Jill Fisch, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Katherine Henderson, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

John Mark Zeberkiewicz, Director, Richards, Layton & Finger

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

10:45 am
The Cult of We
Speakers:

Eliot Brown, Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Maureen Farrell, Reporter, New York Times

Frank Partnoy, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

11:20 am
ESG – The Signal and the Noise
Speakers:

Gregory Elders, Managing Director, Joele Frank

Melinda Haag, Partner, Paul, Weiss

Jolynn Vallejo, Chief of Staff, Kapor Capital

Peter Werner, Partner, Cooley

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

12:10 pm
The Civil Rights Auditor
Speakers:

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

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:50 pm
M&A Highlights from the Year Nobody Expected
Speakers:

Afra Afsharipour, Professor, 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

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

2:35 pm
What Will Fuel Markets in 2022 and Beyond?
Speakers:

Afra Afsharipour, Professor, 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

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

3:20 pm
Behind the (SPAC) Scenes
Speakers:

Steven Fletcher, CEO, Explorer Acquisitions

Emily Roberts, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Usha Rodrigues, Professor, University of Georgia School of Law

Ross Weiner, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Explorer Acquisitions

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

3:55 pm
Keynote on the Future of (Returning) to Work
Speakers:

Derek Thompson, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

4:45 pm
The Chancellor
Speakers:

Andre G. Bouchard, Partner, Paul, Weiss

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

Honorable Joseph Slights III, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

David Berger, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

William Lafferty, Partner, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

Day 2

November 12, 2021
9:30 am
Day Two Begins
9:40 am
Destress Session: Lawyers, Stress, Mood, and Sleep
Speakers:

Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, Associate Professor, Stanford University

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

10:00 am
The Future of Corporate Governance
Speakers:

Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO, American Airlines

Stephen Johnson, Executive Vice President, American Airlines

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

10:55 am
Checking in on the SEC
Speakers:

Renee Jones, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission

Robert Bartlett, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

11:30 am
California and Corporate Regulation
Speakers:

Hannah-Beth Jackson, Former California State Senator

Amelia Miazad, Director and Senior Research Fellow, Business in Society Institute at the Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

11:55 am
Navigating the Digital Frontier
Speakers:

Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer, Coinbase

Obrea Poindexter, Partner, Cooley

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

12:30 pm
Lunch Break
1:45 pm
Developing an Effective Strategy for Regulation – Antitrust and Beyond
Speakers:

Marina Gracias, General Counsel, Varo Bank

Daniel Wall, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

2:20 pm
Capital Markets Crystal Ball
Speakers:

2:55 pm
The Five Myths of CFIUS
Speakers:

Christina Lema, Managing Director and General Counsel, Vista Equity Partners

Mario Mancuso, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

3:30 pm
From the Ivory Tower to the Boardroom
Speakers:

Stephen McKeon, Professor, University of Oregon

Afra Afsharipour, Professor, University of California, Davis School of Law

Mark Brilliant, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Panos Patatoukas, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

4:20 pm
Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now
Speakers:

Jamie Leigh, Partner, Cooley

John Doerr, Author, “Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now”

Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email bclb@law.berkeley.edu

Speakers

Headshot for Afra Afsharipour

Afra Afsharipour

Professor, University of California, Davis School of Law
Headshot for Randall J. Baron

Randall J. Baron

Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
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Robert Bartlett

Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Headshot for Ed Batts

Ed Batts

Partner, Gibson Dunn
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David Berger

Partner, Wilson Sonsini
Headshot for Andre G. Bouchard

Andre G. Bouchard

Partner, Paul, Weiss
Headshot for Mark Brilliant

Mark Brilliant

Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Headshot for Eliot Brown

Eliot Brown

Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Headshot for Wei Chen

Wei Chen

SVP & Associate General Counsel, Salesforce
Headshot for Jason DiLullo

Jason DiLullo

Partner, Qatalyst Partners
Headshot for John Doerr

John Doerr

Author, “Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now”
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, New York Times
Headshot for Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher

CEO, 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

Former California State Senator
Headshot for Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

Executive Vice President, American Airlines
Headshot for Renee Jones

Renee Jones

Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission
Headshot for William Lafferty

William Lafferty

Partner, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
Headshot for Jamie Leigh

Jamie Leigh

Partner, Cooley
Headshot for Christina Lema

Christina Lema

Managing Director and 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
Headshot for Robert Marese

Robert Marese

President, MacKenzie Partners
Headshot for Honorable Kathaleen St. J. McCormick

Honorable Kathaleen St. J. McCormick

Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Headshot for Stephen McKeon

Stephen McKeon

Professor, 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 CEO, American Airlines
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 School of Law
Headshot for Honorable Joseph Slights III

Honorable Joseph Slights III

Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Headshot for Shannon Wiltsey Stirman

Shannon Wiltsey Stirman

Associate Professor, Stanford University
Headshot for Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson

Staff Writer, The Atlantic
Headshot for Jolynn Vallejo

Jolynn Vallejo

Chief of Staff, Kapor Capital
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