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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 available.

Kindly RSVP HERE.

12:00pm – 12:15pm: Opening Remarks Kevin R. Johnson, Dean and Mabie-Apallas Profesor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis School of Law

King Hall Room 1001

12:15pm –1:00pm: Keynote Andrew Hargadon, Professor of Technology Management, Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship, UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Founding Director of the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

King Hall Room 1001

Lunch will be served.

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

King Hall Room 1001

Panelists 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

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Panelists 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? How might the new administration’s proposed tax and regulatory reform policies impact the
venture industry?

Panelists:

  • Marc Steiner (General Counsel at Plug and Play Tech Center) 
  • Abraham Cable (Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law)
  • David Bell (Partner at Fenwick & West LLP)
  • 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

Panelists 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 College of the Law)
  • Laura Norris (Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic, Santa Clara Law)
  • Ralph Pais (Partner and Founding Director, FLEXbyFenwick, Fenwick & West LLP)
  • 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 available.

Kindly RSVP HERE.

Business Law Journal, UC Davis School of Law


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