M&A, Antitrust and the Board Room in 2018: Challenges and Conundrums for the West Coast

February 15, 2018



San Francisco, California


Thursday, February 15, 2018 |1:00 p.m.

Bently Reserve | 301 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Cocktail reception to follow

For additional inquiries, please contact RSVP@cgsh.com


  • Antitrust & Innovation: Incentives and Consolidation in 2018
  • Pursuit of Social Good: Navigation of Fiduciary Duties and the Investor Landscape in 2018
  • Solutions for Multi-class Issuers
  • Proxy Contests and Settlements in 2018: The New Calculus
  • Perspectives from the Delaware Court of Chancery



  • Thomas Deisenhofer, Head of Unit, Merger Control, Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission 
  • Bruce Hoffman, Acting Director, Bureau of Competition, FTC
  • Robert J. Jackson, Jr., Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • The Hon. Tamika MontgomeryReeves, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  • Lev Finkelstein, VP Corporate Finance & Strategy, Dropbox
  • Richard Gilbert, Emeritus Professor, UC Berkeley; Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, DOJ
  • Renata Hesse, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell; Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, DOJ
  • Michael Ronen, Founding Partner, SoftBank Vision Fund
  • Douglas Rushkoff, Best-selling Author, Throwing Rocks at the Google BusPresent Shock; Program or Be Programmed and life inc - How Corporatism Conquered the World and How We Can Take it Back
  • Wanji Walcott, SVP and General Counsel, PayPal
  • Dan Burch, CEO, MacKenzie Partners; Scott Winter, Managing Director, Innisfree; and other leaders in the fields of shareholder engagement, governance, activism, contested M&A, and proxy contests. 


  • Steven Davidoff Solomon, Professor, UC Berkeley
  • Antitrust, Corporate, and Litigation Partners and Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton