Rock Center Affiliate Program Information

Advancing the global scholarship, practice and understanding of corporate governance, the Rock Center is a joint initiative between Stanford Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. In this cross-disciplinary environment, the Center provides research, education and events for leading academics, business leaders, policy makers, practitioners and regulators that support and promote sound corporate governance worldwide.

The Rock Center looks to connect with organizations that support and add value to the research and educational activities of the Center. The Rock Center Affiliates Program is designed to foster a productive relationship between academia and industry.

Program Benefits

Benefits of Membership

  • Members will have the opportunity to nominate speakers for Rock Center events, including Directors’ College, closed-door roundtable discussions, webinars, and Rock Center Shorts
  • Members will have the opportunity to make content recommendations for Rock Center programming.
  • Members will have the opportunity to nominate one qualified candidate to attend Directors’ College.
  • Members will have the opportunity to display promotional material at Directors’ College.
  • Members will have the opportunity for facilitated engagement with Stanford Law School faculty.
  • Members will receive regular Rock Center publications highlighting research, programs and events.
  • Members will be recognized in printed and online materials for the Rock Center.

Benefits of Premium Membership

  • All opportunities offered to Members, plus
  • Premium Members will have the opportunity for facilitated engagement with Rock Center staff for its knowledge sharing, thought leadership, and corporate governance expertise.
  • Premium Members will have priority to participate in invitation-only Rock Center events such as workshops and roundtables.
  • Premium Members will have priority to collaborate with Rock Center faculty and staff on relevant research projects.

Membership Fees

There are two levels of membership: regular membership at $50,000 per year and premium membership at $100,000 per year. These funds support research and education and facilitate the exploration of innovative ideas in corporate governance.

Affiliate agreements are renewed annually at the close of each calendar year.

Distinguished Supporters

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Cornerstone Research contributes valuable financial and analytic support for the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse (SCAC), which provides detailed information relating 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 also contains copies of complaints, briefs, dispositive orders, and other litigation-related materials filed in these cases.

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For more information about the Rock Center Affiliates Program, please contact:

Chrisanthe Steininger
Associate Director of Development
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
650 725.4247 (phone)

For more information about Industrial Affiliate programs, please refer to the Stanford Policy.