Directors & Staff

Screen Shot 2015-05-08 at 12.32.03 PMDana Kornfeld, Executive Director, Institute for Innovation Law.  
Dana brings a wealth of experience to the Institute in business and law.  Most recently, she served as Director of Finance and Administration at the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center.  She also has extensive experience as a practicing attorney, teaching legal research and writing and running a Silicon Valley startup for mobile applications. She received a J.D. cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School (class of ’94) and a B.S. in economics magna cum laude from the Wharton School.

JillJill Bronfman, Adjunct Professor & Program Director, Privacy and Technology Project.  Jill was named to The Recorder’s 2014 list of 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law. Before arriving at Hastings, Jill was an Assistant General Counsel and Network Security and Privacy Subject Matter Expert for Verizon. At Verizon, she designed and moderated several in-house training programs in data security, compliance, and intellectual property. She also taught at San Francisco State University, including developing a new advanced seminar in Mobile Communications.

Alice Alice Armitage, Adjunct Professor & Program Director, Startup Legal Garage.  Alice is the Adjunct Professor in charge of the fieldwork component of the Startup Legal Garage. She is a Yale Law School alumna (Class of ’80) and the first woman Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal.  Her early career included years at Arnold & Porter and the Treasury Department, and she has taught as an adjunct at UCLA. More recently, Alice was founder and CEO of a mobile safety app startup and has provided consulting  for other startup companies.

DanielDaniel Yosef, Program Associate  Daniel Yosef is the Program Associate at the Institute for Innovation Law. Prior to joining the Institute, he worked as a Project Assistant at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013, and, in 2012, he completed a semester of Instensive Spanish at Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


EvanEvan Frondorf, Research Fellow is a Research Fellow at UC Hastings’ Institute for Innovation Law, where he works on research projects related to patents, pharmaceuticals, and entrepreneurial ecosystems. His empirical paper, “Patent Demands and Initial Public Offerings,” co-authored with Professor Robin Feldman, has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Stanford Technology Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with a B.A. in economics.