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Meet Our Partners

BBLJ is grateful for the support of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy and our faculty advisers. They provide informational, logistical, and financial support which empowers BBLJ to create opportunities for Berkeley Law's business-minded students.

Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE)

The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE) is Berkeley Law’s hub for rigorous, relevant, empirically based research and education on the interrelationships of law, business, and the economy. BCLBE informs students, policymakers and the public of the implications of this innovative work to promote positive outcomes on business operations, economic growth, and market efficiency. BCLBE’s interdisciplinary approach to basic research, timely policy research, curriculum innovation, and public education empowers current and future leaders in business, law and policy to tackle the most pressing problems of today and tomorrow.

Faculty Advisors

BCLBE Executive Director

Ken Taymor is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy. Prior to joining Berkeley Law, Taymor practiced law for over 20 years in San Francisco. His professional experience included organizing, structuring and financing private companies, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, intellectual property licensing and telecommunications. He has also represented non-profit and for-profit developers of mixed use community redevelopment projects. From 1988 to 1993, Taymor was Special Assistant for Business, Finance and Real Estate to the San Francisco City Attorney.

Eric Talley

Professor Eric Talley is a leading authority on corporate law, and law and economics. In addition to teaching corporate law, he serves as faculty co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy. He joined the faculty in 2006. Professor Talley was previously at University of Southern California Law School from 1995 to 2005. He held the Theodore and Ivadelle Johnson Chair in Law and Business in 2005, having become a full professor in 2000. Professor Talley led two of the law school's respected research centers, and was director both at the USC Center in Law, Economics and Organization and the USC/Caltech Olin Center for the Study of Law and Rational Choice from 2002 to 2004.

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Professor Robert Bartlett joined the Berkeley Law faculty in the fall of 2009 from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he had taught since 2005. Bartlett's primary research interests focus on the intersection of finance and business law, and he teaches in the areas of securities regulation, corporate finance, and contracts. Bartlett also serves as a member of the faculty board of the Berkeley Center on Law, Business and the Economy and is an editor of Berkeley Law's VC Research Network. Prior to joining the academy, Bartlett worked as a corporate associate in the Menlo Park, California, and Waltham, Massachusetts offices of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, where he served as general outside counsel to a number of start-up companies and private equity/venture capital funds. Bartlett has also served as an advisory board member to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) Model Document Working Group, a consortium of lawyers responsible for drafting and maintaining the NVCA's model documents for venture capital financing transactions.