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The Seventh Annual Berkeley Spring Forum
on M&A and Governance

Hosted by Ethan Klingsberg of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and
Steven Davidoff Solomon of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Berkeley Spring Forum

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Conference Schedule

The conference agenda is below:

Day 1

March 4, 2021
9AM to Noon. All times Pacific
9:00 am
Dan Gallagher, CLO of Robinhood and former SEC Commissioner, in Conversation with Scott Kupor of Andreessen Horowitz
Panelists:
Dan Gallagher, Chief Legal Officer, Robinhood
Scott Kupor, Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
9:40 am
Delaware Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster in Conversation with Mary Eaton of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Panelists:
The Honorable J. Travis Laster, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Mary Eaton, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
10:15 am
Break
10:25 am
Panel Discussion – How Have Pandemic Era Caselaw and Market Practice Changed M&A Agreements?
Panelists:
Garth Bossow, Deputy General Counsel, airbnb
Diana Chiu, Vice President, Agilent Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Agilent Technologies
Harry Demas, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Cognizant
Steven Davidoff Solomon, Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Business
Dan Vaughn, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, M&A and Equity, PayPal
10:55 am
Peter Gassner, Founder and CEO of Veeva, in Conversation with Brian Patterson of Gunderson Dettmer, on Being the First Public Company to Become a Public Benefit Corporation
Panelists:
Peter Gassner, Founder and CEO, Veeva Systems
Brian Patterson, Partner, Gunderson Dettmer
11:20 am
Break
11:30 am
Panel Discussion – Should Your Company Convert to a Public Benefit Corporation?
Panelists:
Tilli Dias, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Daniel Li, Head of Legal, Allbirds
Josh Faddis, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Veeva Systems
Pamela Marcogliese, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
12:00 pm
Closing

Day 2

March 5, 2021
9AM to Noon. All times Pacific
9:00 am
Speech by Commissioner Christine S. Wilson of the Federal Trade Commission
Panelists:
The Honorable Christine S. Wilson, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
9:40 am
Panel Discussion on Emerging Antitrust Issues
Panelists:
Mika Clark Tupy, Chief of Staff to the President, United Airlines
Renata Hesse (JD ’90), Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell
Mary Lehner, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Steven Tadelis, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
10:20 am
Mitchell Baker, CEO of Mozilla Corporation and Chairwoman of Mozilla Foundation, in Conversation with Amelia Miazad of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, on Platform Governance
10:55 am
Break
11:10 am
Panel Discussion on Emerging National Security Issues
Panelists:
Bruce Andrews, Senior Vice President, Managing Partner, SoftBank Group International
Shannon Corless, Intelligence Community Executive and National Intelligence Manager for Economic Security and Financial Intelligence, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Brett Lambert, Managing Director, Densmore Group
Aimen Mir, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
11:55 am
Closing

Speakers

Headshot for Bruce Andrews

Bruce Andrews

Senior Vice President, Managing Partner, SoftBank Group International
Headshot for Mitchell Baker (JD '87)

Mitchell Baker (JD ’87)

CEO and Chairwoman, Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation
Headshot for Garth Bossow

Garth Bossow

Deputy General Counsel, airbnb
Headshot for Diana Chiu

Diana Chiu

Vice President, Agilent Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Agilent Technologies
Headshot for Mika Clark Tupy

Mika Clark Tupy

Chief of Staff to the President, United Airlines
Headshot for Shannon Corless

Shannon Corless

Intelligence Community Executive and National Intelligence Manager for Economic Security and Financial Intelligence, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Headshot for Harry Demas

Harry Demas

Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Cognizant
Headshot for Tilli Dias

Tilli Dias

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Headshot for Mary Eaton

Mary Eaton

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Headshot for Josh Faddis

Josh Faddis

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Veeva Systems
Headshot for Dan Gallagher

Dan Gallagher

Chief Legal Officer, Robinhood
Headshot for Peter Gassner

Peter Gassner

Founder and CEO, Veeva Systems
Headshot for Renata Hesse (JD '90)

Renata Hesse (JD ’90)

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell
Headshot for Ethan Klingsberg

Ethan Klingsberg

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Headshot for Scott Kupor

Scott Kupor

Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Headshot for Brett Lambert

Brett Lambert

Managing Director, Densmore Group
Headshot for The Honorable J. Travis Laster

The Honorable J. Travis Laster

Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Headshot for Mary Lehner

Mary Lehner

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Headshot for Daniel Li

Daniel Li

Head of Legal, Allbirds
Headshot for Pamela Marcogliese

Pamela Marcogliese

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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 Aimen Mir

Aimen Mir

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Headshot for Brian Patterson

Brian Patterson

Partner, Gunderson Dettmer
Headshot for Steven Davidoff Solomon

Steven Davidoff Solomon

Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Business
Headshot for Steven Tadelis

Steven Tadelis

Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Headshot for Dan Vaughn

Dan Vaughn

Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, M&A and Equity, PayPal
Headshot for The Honorable Christine S.  Wilson

The Honorable Christine S. Wilson

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

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