Business Law Breakfast

The Business Law Breakfast series provides an informal venue for the discussion of current business law issues with the region’s business and legal communities. It offers a networking opportunity for our students to get to know professionals in the community including attorneys, accountants, investment bankers and academics.

Visit our Events page for information about upcoming Business Law Breakfast Events. Past Business Law Breakfast topics include:


Thursday, January 23, 2020
Antitrust and Big Tech: What the Future Holds
Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
Benjamin Klein, UCLA School of Law Visiting Professor and Professor Emeritus of Economics at UCLA



Thursday, April 25, 2019
Current Issues in Securities Law and Enforcement
Michael S. Piwowar, Executive Director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets and former Commission of the Securities & Exchange Commission

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Litigation Funding Comes of Age: Trends and Ethics
Marla Decker of Lake Whillans
John Harabedian of Legal Counsel of Bentham IMF
David Marcus, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
A New Chapter in Professional Responsibility
Neil Wertlieb, retired partner of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
SALT Restriction: California’s Response to the New Federal Tax Law
Kirk Stark, Barrall Family Professor of Tax Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law



Tuesday, February 20, 2018
We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
Adam Winkler, UCLA School of Law

Friday, January 26, 2018
Wells Fargo: Observations on a Calamity
Howell Jackson, James S. Reid, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.
Michael Halloran, Partner, Halloran, Farkas & Kittila LLP and former EVP and General Counsel of Bank of America
Kenneth Merchant, Deloitte & Touche Chair of Accountancy and Professor of Accounting, USC Marshall School of Business
Sung Hui Kim, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law and Faculty Director, Program of In-House Counsel, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Why The Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives
Jesse Eisinger, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist
Richard Marmaro, Head of Skadden’s West Coast SEC Enforcement and White Collar Practice

Friday, October 6, 2017
“Baby, You Can Drive My Car” : Autonomous Cars and the Law
Jennifer Cohen, Government Affairs LADOT
Bryant Walker Smith, Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and University of South Carolina Schools of Law and Engineering
John Villasenor, UCLA Schools of Public Affairs, Management, Engineering and Law
Elizabeth Pollman, Loyola Law School



Monday, April 10, 2017
Tax Reform: The State of Play
Victor Fleischer, Co-Chief Tax Counsel on Senate Finance Committee

Friday, March 24, 2017
Too Big to Jail
Brandon Garrett, University of Virginia School of Law

Thursday, February 2, 2017
New Issues for Corporate Governance Under Delaware Law: A Conversation with Former Chief Justice Myron T. Steele
Myron T. Steele, Partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP and former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court (2004-2013)
Stephen M. Bainbridge, William D. Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Arnie Pinkston, Director, Janus Capital Group; Director, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board; and former EVP and General Counsel of Allergan

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Brexit: What’s Next
Charles Ries, Vice President, International at RAND
Bernadette Greene, Deputy Consul General from the British Consulate-General in Los Angeles
Moderator: Kal Raustiala, Director, UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations; Faculty Director, UCLA International Education Office



April 18, 2016
Apple and the FBI: Can We Acheive a Balance Between Individual Privacy and Public Security?
Eugene Volokh, Richard M. Re, Kristen Eichensehr

April 6, 2016
2016 IPO Study
Frank Lopez and Philippa Bond, Proskauer Rose, LLP

February 29, 2016
Tax Policy 2017: Proposals and Prospects for Significant Tax Reform under the 45th President
Kirk Stark, Barrall Family Professor of Tax Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law and Faculty Director, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy

January 27, 2016
Reforming FIFA: The Lessons of U.S. Corporate Governance Policies for International Sports Governing Authorities
Steven A. Bank, Paul Hastings Professor of Business Law, UCLA School of Law

November 10, 2015
Recent Developments in Whistleblower Law
Michael M. Farhang, former federal prosecutor and a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Aaron M. May, founding partner of Huang Ybarra Singer & May LLP
Jordan A. Thomas, partner at Labaton Sucharow

October 26, 2015
Do Takeover Laws Matter?
Steven Davidoff Solomon, Professor of Law; Co-Director Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy



April 23, 2015
The Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption
Stuart Banner, UCLA School of Law

December 10, 2014
Indispensable and Other Myths: Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed and How to Fix It
Michael B. Dorff, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School
Moderated by Stephen M. Bainbridge, William D. Warren, Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

November 7, 2014
Justice Deferred Is Justice Denied: We Must End Our Failed Experiment in Deferring Corporate Criminal Prosecutions
Peter R. Reilly, Texas A&M University School of Law

October 16, 2014
Corporate Cybersecurity Challenges
Kristen Eisensehr, UCLA Law
James Aquilina, Stroz Friedberg
Grant Davis-Denny, Munger Tolles
Jeffrey Rabkin, California Attorney General’s Office



April 30, 2014
Shareholder-Director Engagement in a World of Shareholder Activism
James Woolery, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

March 20, 2014
The Saga of Jefferson County’s Successful Journey Through Chapter 9
Kenneth Klee, UCLA School of Law

February 19, 2014
Bitcoin: A Currency for the Digital Age?
Patrick Murck, General Counsel, The Bitcoin Foundation

December 19, 2013
Startup America
Doug Rand, Assistant Director for Entrepreneurship, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

October 22, 2013
One Step Ahead: Private Equity and Hedge Funds After the Global Financial Crisis
Timothy Spangler, Director of Research, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, and Partner and Chair of Investment Funds Group, Kaye Scholer LLP

January 15, 2013
Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street
Neil Barofsky, Adjunct Professor of Law and Senior Research Fellow, NYU School of Law



September 27, 2012
Executive Superstars, Peer Groups and Over-Compensation – Cause, Effect and Solution
Charles M. Elson, Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance,
Professor of Finance, Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

March 2, 2012
Dodd-Frank in Theory and Practice
Troy Paredes, U. S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner