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Business Law Journal Symposium: Entrepreneurship and the Law

Friday, March 3

Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, room 1001
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

MCLE credit pending.

Kindly RSVP HERE.

12:00pm – 12:15pm: Opening Remarks

King Hall Room 1001

12:15pm –1:00pm: Keynote

King Hall Room 1001

To be announced closer to the event! Lunch will be served.

1:10pm –2:20pm: Panel 1 Practicing in Entrepreneurial Industries

King Hall Room 1001

This panel will explore the complexities of practicing law in innovative industries. How do entrepreneurs manage novel business ideas, risk management, intellectual property protection, and capital financing, in light of complex and changing legal doctrines? What difficulties have our panelists experienced in working with entrepreneurial clientele?

Panelists:

  • Jonathan Lieberman (Counsel at Uber)
  • Jessica Holcombe (Founder of Holcombe Law Group)
  • Drew Amoroso (Founder of Move Legal)
  • Cindy Dole (Associate at Morgan Lewis)

2:20pm – 2:30pm Break

2:30pm – 3:40pm: Panel 2 Exploring the Venture Capital Ecosystem

King Hall Room 1001

This panel will explore private equity in the context of today’s entrepreneurial economy. How has the passing of recent legislation and changes in relevant corporate and securities laws affected the funding environment for startups? What are the most significant challenges our panelists have noted for early-stage financing?

Panelists:

  • Marc Steiner (General Counsel at Plug and Play) 
  • Abraham Cable (Professor at UC Hastings Law)
  • David Bell (Partner at Fenwick & West)
  • David Richardson (Partner at DLA Piper)

3:40pm – 3:50pm – Break

3:50pm – 5:00pm: Panel 3 Fostering Entrepreneurship and Legal Access  

King Hall Room 1001

This panel will explore entrepreneurial endeavors that have successfully innovated the way startups access, interact with, and resolve legal, business, and financial issues. How do you create an environment for fostering entrepreneurship in today’s saturated landscape? How have our panelists disrupted the startup world? 

Panelists:

  • Alina Ball (Associate Professor and Founding Director, Social Enterprise & Economic Empowerment Clinic, UC Hastings Law)
  • Laura Norris (Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic, Santa Clara Law)
  • Ralph Pais (Partner and Founding Director, FLEXbyFenwick, Fenwick & West)
  • Dushyant Pathak (InnovationAccess Executive Leadership, Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Management & Corporate Relations at UC Davis Office of Research,)

5:00 - 6:00 - Reception

King Hall Courtyard

Please join us for a post-Symposium networking reception.  

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

MCLE credit pending.

Kindly RSVP HERE.


For more information, please contact Roya Bagheri at rbagheri@ucdavis.edu