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Event occurred on: 3-4-2021

The Seventh Annual Berkeley Spring Forum on M&A and Governance

The forum will be hosted virtually by Ethan Klingsberg of Freshfields and Steven Davidoff Solomon of Berkeley on March 4th and 5th from 9 AM to 12 PM PST/ 12 PM to 3 PM EST and feature:

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  • Dan Gallagher, Chief Legal Officer of Robinhood and former SEC Commissioner, in conversation with Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horwitz
  • The Honorable J. Travis Laster, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery, with Mary Eaton of Freshfields, followed by a panel discussion of M&A lawyers from public companies on how case law and market practice from the pandemic era may have forever changed terms of merger agreements
  • The Honorable Christine S. Wilson, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission with a special keynote address, followed by a panel discussion of antitrust in 2021 led by Mary Lehner of Freshfields
  • CEO Peter Gassner of Veeva on being the first public company to convert to a public benefit corporation, followed by a panel discussion about the new wave of public benefit corporations among representatives of Allbirds, Veeva, Morgan Stanley and others, led by Pam Marcogliese of Freshfields
  • CEO Winnifred Mitchell Baker of Mozilla Corporation on censorship, privacy, security and misinformation
  • National security and M&A – special address and panel discussion

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Freshfields Speakers

Ethan Klingsberg

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

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Pamela Marcogliese

Head of US Transactions, Freshfields

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Mary Eaton

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

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Mary Lehner

Partner, Freshfields

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Aimen Mir

Partner | Foreign Investment and National Security | Head of CFIUS Practice, Freshfields

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