Robert M. Daines is the Pritzker Professor of Law and Business, Associate Dean and Senior Faculty for the Rock Center on Corporate Governance at Stanford. He is also Professor of Finance (by courtesy) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
His research focuses on the intersection between law and finance, including CEO pay, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, mandatory disclosure regulations, IPOs, shareholder voting and takeover defenses. Professor Daines’ work has appeared in such top publications as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization and The Yale Law Journal. His research has also been covered by The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune and other media.
Before entering academia, he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, where he advised firms on bank and bond financings. He clerked for Judge Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Referee: Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial Economics; Journal of Law and Economics; Journal of Law, Economics and Organization; Journal of Legal Studies; Financial Management; The American Law and Economics Review
Chair or organizer of: Law and Economics Section, Association of American Law Schools; Corporate and Securities Law: Empirical Section of the American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting; Program Committee for the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies
Honors and Awards
Journal of Financial Economics “All-Star” Paper, “Does Delaware Law Improve Firm Value?”
Olin Prize for the Best Paper in Law and Economics