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Event occurred on: 4-17-2024

10th Annual Spring Forum on M&A and the Boardroom

Time: 12:00 PM PST

Ethan Klingsberg, Co-Head of US Corporate/M&A at Freshfields, and the Berkeley Center for Law & Business, invite you to attend the 10th Annual M&A and the Boardroom Conference in-person in downtown San Francisco (or by livestream). 

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Confirmed topics and speakers include:

  • The latest on antitrust and M&A from:
    • Olivier Guersent, Director-General, European Commission – DG Competition
    • Henry Liu, Director of the Bureau of Competition, FTC
    • Colin Raftery (formerly Senior Director of Mergers at the UK CMA), Freshfields
    • David Altschuler, Salesforce (formerly of DOJ-Antitrust Division); Kevin Yingling, Director of Competition at Google; and Freshfields’ Julie Elmer (formerly of DOJ-Antitrust Division) and Jenn Mellott
  • Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr. in conversation with Mary Eaton, Freshfields’ Co-Head of Securities and Shareholder Litigation
  • TPG Growth and Tech Adjacencies General Counsel Michael Guo, Blackstone General Counsel of Private Equity Natasha Gopaul, Sixth Street General Counsel Joshua Peck and Morgan Stanley Head of Global Technology M&A Mike Wyatt discussing the future of LBOs
  • Cybersecurity insights featuring:
    • Spencer Fisher, Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, US Department of Homeland Security; Jorge Tenreiro, Deputy Chief, Crypto Asset and Cyber Unit, SEC Enforcement Division; and Sean Newell, Chief, NatSec Cyber Section, DOJ; in conversation with Freshfields’ Beth George, formerly General Counsel of the US Department of Defense
  • Pulitzer Prize finalist and WSJ reporter, Dana Mattioli, discussing her new book, The Everything War: Amazon's Ruthless Quest to Own the World and Remake Corporate Power, with NY Times’ Diana Henriques, another Pulitzer Prize finalist

For those attending the conference in-person at the Julia Morgan Ballroom, the legendary post-conference reception returns to celebrate a decade of the spring M&A and the Boardroom Forum!

To register for virtual attendance, please visit the event website. Space is limited for in-person attendance. Contact Freshfields US Events for an in-person registration code.

Freshfields Speakers

Ethan Klingsberg

Partner, Co-Head of US Corporate and M&A, Freshfields

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Mary Eaton

Partner, Co-head of Securities & Shareholder Litigation, Freshfields

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Jenn Mellott

Office Managing Partner, Washington DC, Freshfields

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Beth George

Partner, Freshfields

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Colin Raftery

Partner, Freshfields

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