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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COVID-19 Memo Database

Access a fully searchable database of thousands of memoranda addressing the legal, regulatory, accounting, and governance issues raised by the current COVID-19 crisis.


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. This continuously updated library is accessible through the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

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.

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 5,000 securities class action lawsuits filed since the passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.



The Corporate Governance Research Initiative develops insights into the practice of corporate governance to advance intellectual understanding of this critical area of business management.

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The COVID-19 pandemic impacted practically every publicly listed company in the United States in many ways, including their corporate disclosure practices. The latest Closer Look examines how companies respond to such a situation, the choices they make, and how disclosure varies across industries and companies. The Spread of COVID-19 Disclosures

Another recent Closer Look takes an in-depth look at Diversity in the C-Suite: The Dismal State of Diversity Among Fortune 100 Senior Executives. 

The most recent Research Spotlight, Board Composition, Quality, & Turnover, looks at appointing outside CEOs as directors, industry expertise and director skills in relation to performance, stock market reaction to director resignations, and whether directors are penalized for poor oversight.

Read the latest survey from the Rock Center and Diligent Institute, entitled Stakeholders Take Center Stage: Director Views on Priorities and Society 2019.

Good Corporate Governance Is a Great Idea, But Is Anyone Practicing It? Find out in this latest Insights.

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 the Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium.


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Stanford, CA 94305

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