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  • Business Scholar Program Molds New Generation of Leaders

    UC Hastings CBL Scholars Program

    Check out this great profile of the CBL Scholars Program by UC Hastings.
    More to come from this program, and other new initiatives by the UC Hastings Center for Business Law.
     
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  • ANNOUNCING THE FIRST CBL SCHOLARS

    UC HASTINGS CENTER FOR BUSINESS LAW

    Last summer, as the nation grappled with the twin crises of a global pandemic and the legacy of inequality and exclusion, the UC Hastings Center for Business Law (“CBL”) decided to take action to help build a better and more inclusive business community, drawing on Hastings’ and our alumni’s 140 year tradition of leading the business bar in San Francisco.
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  • Delaware Law and the “End of History” in Creditor Protection

    On August 27, 2020, the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (focused on corporate law and capital markets) published a short summary of Professor Jared A. Ellias’ and Robert J. Stark’s (Brown Rudnick LLP) latest article entitled “Delaware Corporate Law and the ‘End of History’ in Creditor Protection“.
    “As we show, at least in Delaware,
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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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  • First Annual Center for Business Law Works-in-Progress Roundtable

    The Center for Business Law is pleased to welcome some of the world’s leading scholars of bankruptcy law to the UC Hastings campus to discuss ideas and papers on the cutting edge of law and finance.
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