Digital Transformation in Business and Law Symposium

March 31, 2023

Please join the Southern California Law Review and the USC Marshall Initiative on Digital Competition for a symposium on law and technology driven business transformation. This symposium will explore big ideas of how law’s response to business transformation should be conceptualized. The symposium will be featured in the final issue of Volume 96.

Date: Friday, March 31, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 

Location: USC Gould School of Law, Musick Law Building, Room 103

Register: Register using this link. Attendance is open to all.

Contact: Please contact Jessica Block ( for further inquiries.

Structure of Presentations: Each speaker will present for approximately 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session.


8:30 to 9 am – Breakfast

9 to 9:15 am – Opening Remarks

9:15 to 9:45 am – Presentation by Natasha Sarin

9:45 to 10:15 am – Presentation by Chris Brummer

10:15 to 10:45 am – “Adventure Capital” by Elizabeth Pollman

10:45 to 11 am – Break

11 to 11:30 am – “Technology, Markets, and the Income Tax Frontier” by Andrew Hayashi

11:30 am to 12 pm – “Meme Corporate Governance” by Alex Lee and Dhruv Aggarwal

12 to 1:15 pm – Lunch

1:15 to 1:45 pm – “What’s in a Name? ESG Mutual Funds and the SEC’s Names Rule” by Jill Fisch and Adriana Robertson

1:45 to 2:15 pm – “AI-Generated Inventions: Implications for the Patent System” by Melissa Wasserman

2:15 to 2:45 pm – Presentation by Yesha Yadav

2:45 to 3 pm – Break

3 to 3:30 pm – “Data Valuation and Law” by Daniel Sokol and Jordan Barry

3:30 to 4 pm – “Crypto Assets and the Propriety of Securities Class Actions” by Menesh Patel

4 to 4:15 pm – Closing Remarks