Research and News from CBL Affiliated Faculty Spring 2021

The UC Hastings Center for Business Law convenes the school’s business law faculty, research and course offerings. Check out their most recent news and research:

  1. Alina Ball
  • Check out UC Hastings’ Center for Racial and Economic Justice (CREJ) six-episode podcast series Black Hastings Speaks. This series pays homage to the rich oral traditions of African Americans, to foster healing, build connections, encourage systemic change, and deepen empathy on issues of anti-Blackness.
  • Professors Alina Ball and Shauna Marshall initiated the project in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, when exasperation over persistent anti-Black racism erupted nationwide in protests, prompting individuals and institutions to begin speaking with rare urgency about the importance of addressing white supremacy and the need for systemic change.
  • Professor Ball’s Full Bio and Contact Information.
  1. Abraham Cable
  1. John Crawford
  • Professor Crawford’s current research focuses on the regulation of financial markets and institutions. In addition to U.S. corporate and securities law, his interests include business and property law reform efforts in developing and emerging markets.
  • Crawford, John, Safe Money (April 6, 2020). Marquette Law Review, Vol. 104, No. 411, 2020, Available at SSRN:
  • Ricks, Morgan and Crawford, John and Menand, Lev, FedAccounts: Digital Dollars (April 15, 2020). Vanderbilt Law Research Paper 18-33, UC Hastings Research Paper No. 287, George Washington Law Review, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: or
  • Professor Crawford’s Full Bio and Contact Information.
  1. Jared Ellias
  • Professor Ellias’ California Law Review Article from last year, “Bankruptcy Hardball,” was named to the Corporate Practice Commentator’s List of the Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2020, out of 320 corporate law articles from last year. This is the highest honor that a corporate law article can win and the first time a UC Hastings professor has made the list.
  • Professor Jared Ellias presented “Government Activism in Bankruptcy” at the Hastings-Wharton Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency Seminar (April 9, 2021).
  • Professor Jared Ellias presented “The Rise of Bankruptcy Directors” to the Financial Lawyers’ Conference.
  • Government Activism in Bankruptcy (with George Triantis), forthcoming 37 Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal ___ (2021) (invited symposium issue)

  1. Evan Epstein
  • The Boardroom Governance Podcast with Evan is an in-depth interview podcast with leading corporate governance experts, including world-class founders, scholars, board members, executives, investors and more. Since the CBL Fall 2020 Research and News Update, the podcast has added 12 episodes (for a total of 33 episodes). The new episodes include:
  1. E22 Mason Morfit (ValueAct Capital)
  2. E23 Yumi Narita (Comptroller’s Office NYC)
  3. E24 David Berger (WSGR)
  4. E25 David Chun (Equilar)
  5. E26 Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (The Boardlist)
  6. E27 Peggy Foran (Prudential)
  7. E28 Aeisha Mastagni (CalSTRS)
  8. E29 Nichol Garzon-Mitchell (Glass Lewis)
  9. E30 Amy Borrus (Council of Institutional Investors)
  10. E31 David Curran (Paul Weiss)
  11. E32 Janine Yancey (Emtrain)
  12. E33 Jon Lukomnik (Sinclair Capital)
  • On April 26th, 2021, Evan Epstein had a conversation with Hubert Joly (former Chairman and CEO of BestBuy) to discuss his time leading BestBuy and his new book The Heart of Business. The conversation was hosted by Sciences Po American Foundation.
  • Professor Epstein’s Full Bio and Contact Information.
  1. Jodi Short