Faculty & Staff

  • Evan Epstein

    Executive Director and Adjunct Professor of Law

    Evan Epstein is the inaugural 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 has deep experience with executive and director education, and is the former Executive Director of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance,
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  • Professor Jared A. Ellias

    Faculty Director

    Professor Jared A. Ellias 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 and a Visiting Associate Professor at Boston University School of Law. He joined the UC Hastings faculty in 2014 and became the founding Faculty Director of the Center for Business Law in 2018.
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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
    Education
    Masters of Law in Clinical Advocacy, Georgetown University Law Center
    J.D., UCLA School of Law
    B.A.,
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  • Professor Abraham Cable

    Affiliated Faculty

    Courses Fall ’18 – Spring ’19
    Startup Legal Garage: Corporate
    Previous Experience
    Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
    Adjunct Professor, Willamette University College of Law
    Adjunct Professor, University of Oregon School of Law
    Partner, Miller Nash LLP
    Education
    J.D., Harvard Law School
    B.A. History, University of Puget Sound
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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
    Education
    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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  • Professor Jodi Short

    Affiliated Faculty

    Courses Fall ’18-Spring ’19
    Compliance
    Previous Experience
    Associate Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
    Associate, Shea & Gardner
    Education
    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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  • 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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