Berkeley Business Law Journal
Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

Activist shareholders acquire significant stakes in publicly traded companies for reasons ranging from making short-term profits on share prices, increasing companies’ profitability over the long-term, and changing companies’ policies in order to comport with the shareholders’ social and environmental goals. Given these disparate motivations, activist investors unsurprisingly are perceived by various stakeholders as threats to be avoided, part of the current landscape, and powerful forces motivating social responsibility. The panelists seek to further understanding of shareholder activism through a one-day symposium which will allow regulators, attorneys, academics, and business professionals to share their unique views on this important aspect of modern business and law.

Speakers include:

Afra Afsharipour, UC Davis, School of Law

Jordan M. Barry, University of San Diego, School of Law

Michael J. Halloran, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Larry Hamermesh, Widener Law

Mark D. Perlow, K&L Gates

Adair Morse, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Paul Rose, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law

Larry Sonsini, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Steven Tonsfeldt, O’Melveny & Myers LLP



For more information about the event, our speakers, or the topics that will be discussed please visit the following links.


Speaker Bios



Boalt Hall Warren Room
Berkeley, California 94720
Friday, April 4, 2014
9:00am – 3:00pm

5 hours CLE credit available.


Berkeley Business Law Journal
Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

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