News & Research

  • UC Hastings Center for Business Law | Newsletter Spring 2020

    You can check out the full newsletter in the following link:
    CBL Newsletter Spring 2020
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  • Note from the Executive Director – CBL Newsletter Spring 2020

    It is an honor and privilege to join UC Hastings Law to help build from the ground up the Center for Business Law, in collaboration with an outstanding group of faculty, staff and advisors. Our mission is to bring together leading scholars, business leaders, practitioners, regulators and students to engage in the study,
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  • Q&A with Lauren Watanabe, Class of 2020

    Q: Tell us about your experience working for Professor Ellias as a CBL Student Fellow and Research Assistant?
    A: Professor Ellias’ bankruptcy research was intellectually stimulating. Our group reviewed financial disclosures filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We learned how to locate and record a variety of information regarding companies’ financial structures entering and exiting bankruptcy.
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  • Research Update Center for Business Law Spring 2020

    The UC Hastings Center for Business Law convenes the school’s business law faculty, research and course offerings. Check out their most recently published and forthcoming business law scholarship.

    Cable, Abraham, Does Trados Matter? (October 4, 2019). 45 The Journal of Corporation Law, Forthcoming; UC Hastings Research Paper No. 367. Available at SSRN:
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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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  • Law360 Names UC Hastings Alumni to Top Attorneys Under 40

    On July 29, 2018, Law360 named UC Hastings alumni, Yardena Zwang-Weissman (’06) of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Andrew Holmes (’08) of Quinn Emanuel, as Rising Stars for 2018.  The honor is part of an annual list compiled by Law360, selecting attorneys under the age of 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.
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  • Dan Berkovitz ’82 nominated for Democratic seat on CFTC by White House

    Dan Berkovitz, class of 1982, is a Partner at Wilmer Hale in Washington D.C. where he Co-Chairs the firm’s Futures and Derivatives practice. Prior to Wilmer Hale, Mr. Berkovitz served as General Counsel to the CFTC under the Obama administration capping off a 30-year public servant career. Mr. Berkovitz now awaits confirmation from the United States Senate.
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