• The Heart of Business – A Conversation on Corporate Purpose

    Featuring Hubert Joly, former Chairman & CEO of Best Buy

    On April 26, 2021, Evan Epstein had a conversation with Hubert Joly, ex Chairman & CEO of Best Buy on corporate purpose and his new book The Heart of Business, hosted by the Sciences Po American Foundation.
    You can find a summary of the discussion in this link.
    You can check out the webinar recording in this link.
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  • Professor Jared Ellias’ latest paper “Government Activism in Bankruptcy”

    Featured in Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable

    Check out Professor Jared Ellias‘ latest paper “Government Activism in Bankruptcy” (with George Triantis) about how governments can implement policy goals through bankruptcy activism is helpfully summarized on the Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable site: 
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  • Prof. Jared Ellias Recognized on Top 10 Corporate and Securities Article List of 2020

    The Corporate Practice Commentator Twenty-Seventh Annual Selection

    UC Hastings Center for Business Law Faculty Director Jared A. Ellias was recognized for article Bankruptcy Hardball on the prestigious Corporate Practice Commentator list of Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2020.
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  • Business Scholar Program Molds New Generation of Leaders

    March 24, 2021.

    Check out this great profile of the CBL Scholars Program and the inaugural scholars Jayshawn Anderson ’23 and Mounika Yepuri ’23.
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  • Announcing New CBL Scholars


    Last summer, as the nation grappled with the twin crises of a global pandemic and the legacy of inequality and exclusion, the UC Hastings Center for Business Law (“CBL”) decided to take action to help build a better and more inclusive business community, drawing on Hastings’ and our alumni’s 140 year tradition of leading the business bar in San Francisco.
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  • Delaware Law and the “End of History” in Creditor Protection

    On August 27, 2020, the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (focused on corporate law and capital markets) published a short summary of Professor Jared A. Ellias’ and Robert J. Stark’s (Brown Rudnick LLP) latest article entitled “Delaware Corporate Law and the ‘End of History’ in Creditor Protection“.
    “As we show, at least in Delaware,
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  • Large Corporate Committee of Bankruptcy Scholars, led by Professor Jared Ellias, Send Letter to Congress

    On May 7th, 2020, Professor Jared A. Ellias, on behalf of a group of bankruptcy scholars, sent a letter to Congress expressing their fear that a flood of bankruptcies is imminent and urging Congress to appoint more judges and increase budgets. You can read the full letter in the following link: “Bankruptcy and COVID-19 Working Group” 
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  • Can Bankruptcy Help Businesses Survive COVID-19?

    On May 4th, 2020, Kathryn Judge, the Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor at Columbia Law School, interviewed Professor Jared Ellias on a Forbes column.
    “There are different views about what it means for a company to undergo bankruptcy. It can be easy to assume that bankruptcy means the death of a company. But sometimes it can mean just the opposite.
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  • Evan Epstein Named Center for Business Law Executive Director and Adjunct Professor of Law.

    April 13, 2020. UC Hastings Law announced the appointment of Evan Epstein as the inaugural Executive Director for the Center for Business Law and Adjunct Professor of Law.
    Epstein is a corporate governance expert who has advised founders, executives, directors, and investors for over 15 years in Silicon Valley and internationally. He has deep experience with executive and director education,
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  • Hastings Alumni Lead Official Creditors Committee and DIP/Prepetition Lenders in The Weinstein Company Bankruptcy

    LOS ANGELES – On March 19, 2018, The Weinstein Company (TWC) filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.[1] The American independent film studio, founded in 2005 in New York City by brothers Robert and Harvey Weinstein, was one of the largest “mini-major” film and television studios in North America that created,
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