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The General Counsel Institute, co-hosted by Berkeley Law Executive Education and Peer 150, is targeted at mid-career in-house attorneys who want to gain insight into the tools, skills, and techniques used by general counsel to fulfill their role as legal and business leaders, as well as network with other up and coming legal executives from a wide range of organizations.

Location & Start Date


Off Campus

Program Schedule

To be announced

Time Commitment: Two full days of programming

Program Structure

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

  • Each day is comprised of six sessions, which will begin at 8:30 AM and end around 5:00 PM Pacific Time.
  • Sessions consist of a 35-40 minute presentation followed by 20-minutes of Q&A with the instructor.
  • Breakfast and lunch are included and breaks are scheduled throughout the day.
  • The first day will conclude with a happy hour, providing an additional opportunity for participants to get to know each other.

Program Agenda

Day 1

Session 1 Standing Out and Adding Value
Session 2 TBA
Session 3 Managing Litigation and Regulation at Scale
Session 4 A Nightmare on General Counsel Street: Hard Judgment Calls
Session 5 The Executive and Legal Team Relationship

Day 2

Session 1 Creating Successful Partnerships with Product Teams
Session 2 Considerations for Leveraging Artificial Intelligence
Session 3 Securing the Business
Session 4 Negotiations Workshop: Navigating Conflict
Session 5 Advice to My Greener (In-House Counsel) Self

2023 Tuition & Discounts

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Special Rates*

The General Counsel Institute tuition structure is designed to incentivize organizations to send more than one individual.

UC Berkeley Alumni (including past participants of paid Berkeley Law Executive Education programs) are eligible for a

15% discount

For more information about pricing and to access group pricing, please contact [email protected].



12.5 hours

This program is approved for up to 12.5 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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Priya Aiyar

Chief Legal Officer at American Airlines

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Neal Hannan

Director and Assistant General Counsel – Product, Privacy, and IP at Databricks

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Zabrina Jenkins

EVP & Executive Advisor at Starbucks

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Irene Liu

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

Headshot of Flavia Naves

Flavia Naves

Former General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Circle

Headshot of Jessica Notini

Jessica Notini

Lecturer at Berkeley Law

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Trâm Phi

General Counsel at Databricks

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Brett Pletcher

Former General Counsel at Gilead Sciences

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Matteo Quattrocchi

Director, Policy – EMEA at BSA | The Software Alliance

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Robert Schlossman

Chief Legal Officer at Zscaler

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AJ Shankar

CEO, Everlaw

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Shana Simmons

Chief Legal Officer at Zendesk

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Clint Smith

Chief Legal Officer at Discord

Headshot of Mark Smith

Mark Smith

VP, Core Technology at Discord

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Scott Starbird

General Counsel, Public Affairs and Strategic Partnerships at Databricks

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Wanji Walcott

Chief Legal and Business Affairs Officer at Pinterest


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