Rock Center at the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

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

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Research 5
David Larker

Stanford Corporate Governance Research Initiative (CGRI)

The CGRI provides current research and insights on a broad range of issues facing corporations and boards of directors. Recent topics covered include executive compensation, board governance, CEO succession, ESG investing, and shareholder activism. Through its research and efforts, CGRI strives to engage academics and professionals to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and promote corporate governance as an independent area of teaching and scholarship.

  • The Stanford Closer Look series is a collection of short studies that explores topics, issues, and controversies in corporate governance. In each study, we take a targeted look at a specific issue and explain why it is important.
  • Quick Guides & Research Spotlights are concise introductions to concepts, facts, and research on corporate governance.
  • Core Concepts are guides to understanding concepts of corporate governance.
  • Surveys provide insight into current issues and practices of leading organizations.
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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Clearinghouse

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Clearinghouse (FCPAC), a collaboration with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, operates as a database, a repository of original source documents, and a supplier of analytics relating to enforcement of the FCPA. The goal of the FCPAC is to provide investors, policymakers, scholars, judges, lawyers, the media, and the public at large with a comprehensive website for all things FCPA-related. Users can review relevant laws, read articles about FCPA compliance and enforcement, and view, search, and sort data about FCPA enforcement actions according to their individual needs and interests.


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Research 7
Joseph A Grundfest

Securities Class Action Clearinghouse

The 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 6,400 securities class action lawsuits filed since the passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The database contains copies of more than 44,000 complaints, briefs, filings, and other litigation-related materials filed in these cases.

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COVID-19 Memo Database

The COVID-19 crisis has generated a complex web of legal, business, and operational challenges that affect the entire economy. Law firms, auditors, and business advisors have responded with thousands of memoranda addressing a broad range of topics spanning areas as diverse as tax, antitrust, employment, and contract law. This database includes more than 10,000 memoranda in a searchable format designed to help users quickly identify relevant information. These memoranda were generated by leading U.S. law firms, the four major audit firms, and a leading insurance broker.

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