The General Counsel Institute: Going Beyond Legal, co-hosted by Berkeley Law Executive Education and Peer 150, is designed for mid-career, in-house attorneys who want to gain insight into the skills, techniques, and disciplines of the general counsel role, as well as network with other up-and-coming legal executives.

The multi-day, online program brings together a wide range of executives from the C-suite and beyond to discuss how they work with in-house legal professionals. Sessions include fireside chats between CEOs and GCs, presentations by seasoned executives from a range of industries, and talks by other leaders who will share their experiences working cross-functionally to achieve organizational goals.


Location & Start Date


Live Sessions

Program Schedule

April 18, 19, and 20, 2023

Time Commitment: Approx. 12 hours (4 hours per day over 3 days)

Who Should Participate

Practicing in-house attorneys who want to better understand how the legal department can more effectively support other functions within the corporate environment and the challenges associated with working in complex organizations. Lawyers working for law firms, governmental agencies, and non-profits who are considering a move in-house are also welcome and will benefit from the program.

Participants who successfully complete the program will earn a certificate of completion from Berkeley Law Executive Education.

Program Structure

The interactive program is designed to maximize opportunities for discussion and learning.

  • Each day is comprised of three sessions, which begin at 8:30 AM and end around 12:30 PM Pacific Time.
  • Sessions consists of a 30-40 minute presentation followed by 20-minute breakout discussions focused on the speaker’s topic.
  • Breaks are scheduled throughout the morning.

Register now for the April 2023 program!

Tuition & Discounts

1st Attendee


2nd Attendee


3rd Attendee


4th Attendee +


GC Institute Program Alumni Discount*

Applies to anyone who has participated in one of the past General Counsel Institute programs. Cannot combine with any other discount.


Berkeley Law Alumni Discount*

Valid for past participants of paid Berkeley Law Executive Education courses. Only applies to the first registrant rate if the alum is part of a group.

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Participate Today – Save Later!

Those who register for the online General Counsel Institute: Going Beyond Legal program will be eligible for discounted tuition at our in-person General Counsel Institute scheduled for August 3 and 4, 2023.

Special Rates

If you qualify for one of the discounted rates or represent a group, please email for instructions to access your tuition category. Please note that we do not combine discounts.



10.5 hours

This program has been approved for up to 10.5 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Attorneys from other states will need to contact their local bar to verify their own certification requirements.

2023 Instructors: (Partial List)

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Erwin Chemerinsky

Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at Berkeley Law

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Silvia M. Garrigó

Faculty at University of Miami Herbert Business School University of Miami Herbert Business School Life

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Nichol Garzon

CLO & SVP Corporate Development at Glass Lewis

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Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe

EVP & Chief Legal Officer at Duke Energy

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Jim Gilbert

Executive Director at Berkeley Law Executive Education

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Anya Grossmann

Director of Global Outreach and Professional Engagement at Berkeley Law

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Patrick Hammon

Lecturer at Berkeley Law

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Duane Hughes

Managing Director and Chair, Americas Advisory Council at UBS

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Irene Liu

Executive in Residence at Berkeley Law Executive Education and Founder of Hypergrowth GC

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Jose Lopez

General Counsel at Zeplin

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Sterling Miller

CEO and Senior Counsel at Hilgers Graben

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Marta Ronquillo Newhart

Former Chief Communications & Brand Officer at Westinghouse Electric Co.

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Claudette Pulido

Executive Director at Morgan Stanley – Legal and Compliance

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KT Rabin

Advisory Board Member at Columbia Law School Millstein Center

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Jeff Shell

CEO at NBCUniversal

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Lee Van Pelt

Lecturer at Berkeley Law


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