Joseph A. Grundfest
W.A. Franke Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School; Senior Faculty, The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance; Co-founder and Director, Financial Engines
Joseph A. Grundfest ’78 is a nationally prominent expert on capital markets, corporate governance, and securities litigation. His scholarship has been published in the Harvard, Yale, and Stanford law reviews, and he has been recognized as one of the most influential attorneys in the United States. Professor Grundfest founded the award-winning Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, which provides detailed, online information about the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litigation. He also launched Stanford Law School’s executive education programs and continues to co-direct Directors’ College, the nation’s leading venue for the continuing professional education of directors of publicly traded corporations. In addition, he is a senior affiliated faculty member with the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance.
Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1990, Professor Grundfest was a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, served on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors as counsel and senior economist for legal and regulatory matters, and was an associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Early in his career he was a research associate at the Brookings Institution and an economist and consultant with the RAND Corporation.
F. Daniel Siciliano
Professor and Associate Dean for Executive Education and Special Programs, Stanford Law School; Faculty Director, The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance
F. Daniel Siciliano is a legal scholar and entrepreneur with expertise in corporate governance, corporate finance, and immigration law. He is the faculty director of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, associate dean for executive education and special programs and co-director of Stanford’s Directors’ College. He is the senior research fellow with the Immigration Policy Center and a frequent commentator on the long-term economic impact of immigration policy and reform. His work has included expert testimony in front of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Prior to joining Stanford Law School, Siciliano co-founded and led LawLogix Group—named three times to the Inc. 500/5000 list. Siciliano serves as a governance consultant and trainer to board directors of several Fortune 500 companies and is a member of the Academic Council of Corporate Board Member magazine.
Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Scott Kupor is the managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He previously worked as vice president and general manager of Software-as-a-Service at Hewlett Packard. Scott joined HP in 2007 as part of the Opsware acquisition, where he was senior vice president of Customer Solutions. In this role, he had global responsibility for all facets of customer interaction, including professional services, technical pre-sales and customer support. He provided Opsware with a mix of expertise in operations, financial management and strategic partnerships. Scott joined Opsware shortly after the company’s founding and held numerous executive management positions including vice president, financial planning and vice president, corporate development. In these roles, he led the company’s private financing activities as well as its initial public offering in 2001; he started the company’s Asia Pacific operations via strategic partnerships with NEC, NTT and Samsung; and he led the execution of the company’s acquisitions of Tangram, Rendition, Creekpath and iConclude. Prior to Opsware, Kupor represented software companies in both financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions at Credit Suisse First Boston and Lehman Brothers.
Scott graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in public policy with honors and distinction. He also holds a law degree with distinction from Stanford University and is a member of the California Bar Association.
Executive Director, The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance
Evan Epstein is the Executive Director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance, a joint initiative between Stanford Law School and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Stanford Directors’ College for Venture-Backed Company Directors (VCDC) and the Co-Chair of the Rock Center International Advisory Council. In addition to being the senior academic staff member at the Rock Center, he lectures on corporate governance and venture capital issues. In the past few years, he has also led the international expansion of Rock Center programs and partnerships in the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Priot to his position at Stanford, Evan was the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at a high-tech business incubator and consulting firm, facilitating the transfer, development and commercialization of technologies and fostering the growth of early-stage high-tech companies.
Prior to that, he was an associate at a leading Chilean corporate law firm and a trainee with Allen & Overy’s Latin America Projects Group in Paris, France.
Evan is also an Advisory Board Member for the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange (SVDX).
Evan holds a law degree (JD)(cum laude, 2002) from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and an LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree in Corporate Governance and Practice from Stanford Law School (2005). In addition, he was part of the exchange program “Cycle du Diplome” at Sciences-Po, Paris, France (2001).
Evan is a member of the State Bar of California and the Chilean Bar.