Welcome to the first episode of the podcast City of Contracts, in which Ken Adams (and perhaps others) has a conversation with someone from one of the many constituencies involved in contracts.
In this episode, Ken speaks with Michael Woronoff. Michael is a transactional partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Ken has long known Michael to be a keen observer of contract drafting. For many years Michael has served as an adjunct professor at UCLA School of Law, where he developed and teaches the popular course Venture Capital and the Start-Up Company. And he's a frequent author and lecturer on a variety of corporate and securities law topics. Our favorite Woronoff article is Understanding Anti-dilution Provisions in Convertible Securities, 74 Fordham Law Review 129 (2005). He also wrote the chapter on confidentiality in Negotiating and Drafting Contract Boilerplate (2003 Tina L. Stark ed.).
And we recommend his writings on teaching transactional law:
What Law Schools Should Teach Future Transactional Lawyers: Perspectives from Practice, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 09-17
Innovative Transactional Pedagogies, 12 Tennessee Journal of Business Law 243 (2011)
Teaching Transactional Skills in Upper-Level Doctrinal Courses: Three Exemplars, 10 Tennessee Journal of Business Law 367 (2009) (Michael is one of three contributors)
Thank you, Michael, for joining us for this conversation.