Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance

About Us

The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance is a joint initiative of Stanford Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. The Center was created to advance the understanding and practice of corporate governance in a cross-disciplinary environment where leading academics, business leaders, policy makers, practitioners and regulators can meet and work together. The Center is led by outstanding Faculty with active collaboration from its Advisory Board.

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Research

The Rock Center provides an environment focused on innovation and collaboration, drawing on the world-class resources of Stanford University, and serves as a focal point for sustained empirical research. The Center’s research applies rigorous methods to understand the performance consequences of corporate governance by taking an in-depth and interdisciplinary look at the inner workings of corporate boards, regulators, institutional investors, consultants, and others involved in the governance process.

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The Rock Center Working Paper Series offers an e-library of research papers and abstracts on corporate governance topics.


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The Corporate Governance Research Initiative develops insights into the practice of corporate governance, in order to advance intellectual understanding of this critical area of business management. Our latest Stanford Closer Look piece, CEO Talent: A Dime a Dozen, or Worth its Weight in Gold?, reviews data collected from the directors of the largest 250 companies in the U.S. that suggests that the labor market for outstanding CEO talent is significantly tighter and more competitive than many governance experts realize.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Clearinghouse, a collaboration with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, operates as a database, a repository of original source documents, and a supplier of analytics relating to the enforcement of the FCPA.

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The Securities Class Action Clearinghouse (SCAC), a collaboration with Cornerstone Research, provides detailed information related to the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litigation. The SCAC team maintains a filings database of more than 4,000 securities class action lawsuits filed since the passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

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Executive Education Programs

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The Rock Center hosts several domestic and international executive education programs for directors and senior executives, including our flagship program, Stanford Directors’ College, as well as Directors’ Consortium, and Directors’ College for Venture-Backed Company Directors.

 

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Contact the Rock Center

559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305
rockcenter@law.stanford.edu
(650) 723-0981

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