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October 2020

Lunch and Learn – Big Tech and Antitrust

October 7 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
via Zoom

UCLA Law alumni and partner at Wilmer Hale, Jonathan Yarowsky ’77, will join us from his Washington D.C. office where he specializes in antitrust and government regulation.   In addition to private practice, Mr. Yarowsky has held a number of senior-level positions in federal government, including Special Counsel to former President Clinton, General Counsel of the House Committee on the Judiciary, and Chief Counsel of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Economic and Commercial Law. Please RSVP on MyLaw. This is…

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COVID-19 and Business Law: COVID’s Effect on Restructuring, Bankruptcy, and Finance

October 9 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
via Zoom

Join us for “COVID-19 and Business Law: COVID’s Effect on Restructuring, Bankruptcy, and Finance.” Featuring: Dan Bussel, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law; Partner, KTBS Law LLP Sheri Bluebond, Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California Michael Benn, Partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz   Missed the event? Watch the live recording!   UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This activity qualifies for 1 hour of general MCLE credit. MCLE Materials: Corporate Liquidity…

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Founders Speaker Series – Featuring Kelly Orians

October 13 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
via Zoom
Founders Speaker Series – Featuring Kelly Orians

You can do a lot with a law degree. Some of the best practicing lawyers in the world have law degrees from UCLA Law. Some of our alums have used their degrees to achieve other goals including founding businesses and other significant ventures. In doing so, they overcame numerous challenges. This year, LMI is launching a new speaker series in which UCLA Law alums who have created their own ventures will tells us what they did and how they did it. The…

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California Proposition 15: An Overdue Reform of Prop 13?

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
via Zoom
California Proposition 15: An Overdue Reform of Prop 13?

In 1978, California voters passed Proposition 13 which significantly limited increases in property taxes and dramatically reduced a reliable stream of tax revenues for state and local governments. Sometimes described as the third rail of California politics, neither progressive politicians nor advocacy groups have been able to make changes to the property tax structure created by Prop 13. Until now, perhaps. The November 2020 election puts Proposition 15 before the voters; it is billed as a major reform in property…

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Program on Professional Development Information Session

October 23 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
via Zoom

The UCLA Law Program on Professional Development is designed for students to practice skill sets that they will need to have success in their first law jobs, no matter what kind of law they practice or where they practice it (law firm, public interest organization, government, solo practice). The program focuses on three disciplines: Technology for Lawyers Developing a Personal Brand Mental Wellness Attend the information session to learn more. RSVP on MyLaw.    

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ABA Women in M&A

October 28 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
via Zoom

Want to learn more about high-stakes deal-making and the women making it happen? Register for this panel! The panel will provide information on the day-to-day work and lifestyle of an M&A lawyer, and offer tips for building a successful career. Moderator: Jennifer Muller, Houlihan Lokey Panelists: Rita O’Neill, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell Karessa Cain, Partner, Wachtell Jane Ross, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP Charlotte May, Senior Associate, Covington & Burling   RSVP on MyLaw! This is a private event open to UCLA…

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The Future of Hong Kong: Implications of the New HK Security Law

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
via Zoom
The Future of Hong Kong: Implications of the New HK Security Law

Join the Asia Law Organization on Thursday, October 29 from 5:30-7:00pm PT for The Future of Hong Kong: Implications of the New HK Security Law a panel discussion including a range of perspectives on the law and its ramifications, including the impact on business, international relations, human rights and politics.  Our panel will include Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of Law at NYU; Christine Loh, former member of the Hong Kong Legislative Counsel; and Wendy Wysong, Managing Partner of Steptoe & Johnson’s…

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November 2020

Global Business and Policy Forum – Contract Law and the Challenge of COVID-19: A Global Perspective

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The rules governing the formation, interpretation, and enforcement of contracts are generally well-settled in the U.S. and in many other jurisdictions that depend upon international commerce. However, like almost everything else, Covid-19 disrupted the rules and posed new challenges for parties trying to allocate risks and realize benefits through contracts. Although legal doctrines of force majeure, frustration and impracticability are well-established in doctrine, their applications in a specific context, such as Covid-19, are often uncertain. Join the UCLA Anderson Center…

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POSTPONED: Founders Speaker Series – Ft. Victor McFarlane

November 10 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
via Zoom
POSTPONED: Founders Speaker Series – Ft. Victor McFarlane

Victor MacFarlane ’78 is the founder, chairman and CEO of MacFarlane Partners, one of the country’s leading real estate investment management and development firms. Mr. MacFarlane has more than 40 years of real estate experience, during which time he has worked extensively in property development, acquisitions, asset management and portfolio management on behalf of some of the world’s largest institutional investors as well as for his own account. Under his leadership, MacFarlane Partners pioneered the urban investment concept among institutional…

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COVID-19 & Business Law: How General Counsels Are Dealing with COVID

November 20 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
via Zoom

Join us for “COVID-19 and Business Law: COVID-19 & Business Law: How General Counsels Are Dealing with COVID.” Featuring: Stephanie Kyoko McKinnon, General Counsel at Skydance Rick Runkel ’81, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Synopsys Brian Woram, Executive VP and General Counsel at KB Home   RSVP HERE   UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This activity qualifies for 1 hour of general MCLE credit. MCLE Material Fortune/Deloitte CEO Survey, June 2020…

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