News & Events

  • Note from the Executive Director

    CBL Annual Report 2023-2024

    This was a year of growth for the UC Center for Business Law SF. For the first time in the school’s history, we developed and delivered a new executive education program for venture-backed company directors: the VC-Backed Board Academy (VCBA). The inaugural program was hosted at Cooley’s San Francisco offices.
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  • AI Intersects with Sustainable Governance

    Breakfast Roundtable with Paul Weiss ESG and Law Institute | May 9, 2024
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  • The Inside Scoop on IPOs

    CBL Lunch Speaker Series | March 27, 2024, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Join us for a panel discussion where we’ll peel back the layers of the Initial Public Offering (IPO) process, presented through the lens of Instacart’s journey to becoming a publicly traded company. The panel will be moderated by Professor Abraham Cable and will include Bradley Libuit ’09,
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  • SEC & DOJ Regulatory Enforcement in Silicon Valley

    CBL Lunch Speaker Series | February 29, 2024 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Join us for a panel discussion on regulatory enforcement in Silicon Valley with Monique Winkler, the head of the SEC’s San Francisco Office, and Jina Choi, Chief of the Corporate and Securities Fraud Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, moderated by Professor Evan Epstein.

    The panel will delve into the complexities of navigating federal regulations in the fast-paced tech industry.
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  • VC-Backed Board Academy (VCBA)

    At Cooley in San Francisco on March 8, 2024.

    The VC-Backed Board Academy (VCBA) is a one-day executive education program specifically designed for board members of private venture-backed companies. 

    The program focuses on the unique corporate governance challenges faced by startup boards, including some of the following topics:

    Fiduciary Duties and Conflict of Interests in VC-Backed Companies.

    Financing Dynamics: The Evolving VC Funding Landscape.
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  • 6th Annual UC Law SF & UCLA Anderson Forecast San Francisco Economic Outlook

    November 8, 2023, from 3pm-6:30pm

    The 6th Annual Regional Economic Outlook, hosted by the UCLA Anderson Forecast, UC Law San Francisco, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute will address the latest economic outlook for the Bay Area, California, and U.S. including the prospect of recession, higher inflation, and higher interest rates.  Important for California and the Bay Area economies are the recent regulations with respect to technology and business with China.  A panel of experts representing law firms,
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    September 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    If you’re a member of the the UC Law Business Journal or an UC Hastings alumni that was a member of the UC Hastings Business Law Journal, please register in this link.

    See you soon!
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  • CBL 2023 Kick-Off and Happy Hour

    September 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Please join us on September 5th, 2023, to celebrate the new academic year with faculty members, board advisors, fellows, students and alumni!
    Registration is required. Please register in this link.
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  • UC Center for Business Law SF | Annual Report 2022-2023

    June 2023

    You can read the full report in this link: CBL Annual Report 2022-2023.
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  • Note from the Executive Director

    CBL Annual Report 2022-2023

    It was a memorable year for the UC Center for Business Law SF. We brought together scholars, practitioners, regulators, and students to focus on business law issues on a range of topics including startup matters, venture capital, financing trends, digital assets regulation, boardroom matters and courtroom disputes.
    In the first half of the academic year,
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