Faculty & Staff

  • Evan Epstein

    Executive Director and Adjunct Professor of Law

    Evan Epstein is the founding Executive Director of the Center for Business Law.
    Professor Epstein is a corporate governance expert and has advised founders, executives, directors and investors for over 15 years in Silicon Valley and internationally. He teaches a corporate governance seminar at UC Hastings and has deep experience with executive and director education.
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  • Professor Abraham Cable

    Faculty Director

    Professor Abe Cable is the Faculty Director of the UC Hastings Center for Business Law. He joined the UC Hastings faculty in 2011. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound, BA History (1997), and Harvard Law School in 2000, where he served as an editor and member of the articles committee on the Harvard Law Review.
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  • Professor Jared A. Ellias

    Affiliated Scholar

    Professor Jared A. Ellias is the former Faculty Director of the UC Hastings Center for Business Law. He writes and teaches about corporate bankruptcy law and the governance of large firms more generally. He has served as a Teaching Fellow and Lecturer at Stanford Law School, a Visiting Associate Professor at Boston University School of Law,
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  • Professor Jodi Short

    Affiliated Faculty

    Courses Fall ’18-Spring ’19
    Previous Experience
    Associate Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
    Associate, Shea & Gardner
    Ph.D. Sociology, UC Berkeley
    M.A. Sociology, UC Berkeley
    J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
    B.A. History & Economics, Duke University
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  • Professor Alina Ball

    Affiliated Faculty & Director of the Social Enterprise & Economic Empowerment Clinic

    Courses Fall ’18 – Spring ’19
    Social Enterprise & Economic Empowerment
    Previous Experience
    Graduate Clinical Teaching Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center
    Financial Transactions Associate, Morrison Foerster LLP
    Judicial Extern, Hon. Richard J. Howell S.D.N.Y.
    California Program Coordinator, Hispanics in Philanthropy
    Masters of Law in Clinical Advocacy, Georgetown University Law Center
    J.D., UCLA School of Law
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  • Professor John Crawford

    Affiliated Faculty

    Courses Fall ’18 – Spring ’19
    Financial Regulation
    Securities Regulation
    Previous Experience
    Consultant, The Volker Alliance
    Law Clerk, Hon. John T. Noonan, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    Associate, Davis Polk & Wardell
    J.D., Stanford Law School
    M.A. International Relations & Economics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
    B.A. Philosophy,
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  • Tony Pelcynzski

    Center Research Librarian

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  • Manuel P. Alvarez

    Director, CBL Roundtable on Financial Policy & Regulation

    Manny Alvarez is a nationally recognized fintech and banking executive and strategic advisor with diverse experience across public and private sectors. Throughout his career, he has built new functions and harmonized innovative technologies with orthodox laws and regulations, whether in newly-established regulatory agencies or hyper-growth companies. Manny founded BridgeCounsel Strategies LLC in 2021 on the belief that responsible tech innovation can help promote equity.
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