Robert M. Daines

Pritzker Professor of Law and Business, Associate Dean for Global Programs, and Senior Faculty, Rock Center for Corporate Governance


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 Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization and The Yale Law Journal.  His research has also been covered by The EconomistThe New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalFinancial TimesForbesFortune 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.

Prof. Daines was awarded the 2012 John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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