Robert Daines

Professor (by courtesy), Finance
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Robert Daines

Professor of Finance (by courtesy)

Pritzker Professor of Law and Business, Stanford School of Law
Senior Faculty, Rock Center on Corporate Governance
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Additional Administrative Titles

Co-Director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Research Statement

Robert Daines' research examines the relationship between law, finance and corporate governance. His recent work has focused on CEO pay, mandatory disclosure regulation, and takeover defenses in public firms.


Robert Daines is the Pritzker Professor of Law and Business and the codirector of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance. Before moving to Stanford in 2004, he taught at New York University Law School and Yale Law School, and was an associate in the leveraged finance department of Goldman, Sachs & Co. His current research focuses on the impact of regulation on firm value and investor protection.

Academic Degrees

  • JD, Yale Law School, 1992
  • BS/BA, Brigham Young University, 1989

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University, Graduate School of Business since 2004
  • Associate Professor, NYU School of Law, 1997-2004

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Goldman Sachs, 1993-1996
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Ralph K. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1992-1993


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