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Senior Executive Leadership

Senior Leadership Faculty

F. Daniel Siciliano

Overview

Faculty Director, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance.

Associate Dean for Executive Education and Special Programs, Stanford Law School.

Co-director, Directors’ College.

Areas of Industrial and Academic Interest

Serves as a governance consultant and trainer to board directors of several Fortune 500 companies.

A member of the Academic Council of Corporate Board Member magazine.

Named as one of the 100 most influential people in the boardroom and corporate governance community by Directorship magazine in 2009 and 2013.

Lionel M. (Lon) Allan

Overview

Juris Doctorate from Stanford University

Chairman, Silicon Valley Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors

Speaker, Stanford Directors' College

Speaker, Hass Graduate School of Business, UC Berkeley; Directors' Consortium, University of Chicago; National Association of Corporate Directors; American Bar Association;

The State Bar of California

Chairman Emeritus, The Harker School

Areas of Industrial and Academic Interest

An outside director on the boards of a number of companies, including: NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (Chair, Governance Committee); Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. (Chair, Governance Committee; Chair, Compensation Committee); Galvantech, Inc.; Global Motorsport Group, Inc. (Vice Chair of the Board; Chair, Audit Committee); Accom, Inc. (Chair, Audit Committee); Louth Automation, Inc. and Groth Vineyards and Winery..

Alex Gould

Overview

CEO, Revolution Media, - a firm focused on exploiting the convergence of traditional media and technology.

BA in Economics, Mathematics, and History at the University of Pennsylvania. JD, Stanford Law School.

One of the most successful academic renaissance men of Silicon Valley, due to his unique "leadership through relationships" approach.

Areas of Industrial and Academic Interest

Has worked at the Stanford Management Company on the venture capital/private equity portfolio, at Voyager Capital as a venture capitalist, as a serial entrepreneur, founder, and/or board member of several companies in multiple spaces including digital media, gourmet food, and internet search, to name a few.

Has lectured and taught continuously at Stanford since 1997 in the Economics Department and in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.

Taught senior economics seminar in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship at Stanford.

Joseph A. Grundfest

Overview

Senior Faculty, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Board member of KKR, Financial Engines and (previously) Oracle Corporation.

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.

Areas of Industrial and Academic Interest

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.

Was a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, serving on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors as counsel and senior economist for legal and regulatory matters

Roman L. Weil

Overview

Ph.D. in Economics, Carnegie-Mellon University

V. Duane Rath Professor of Accounting Emeritus at the Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Program Fellow, Stanford Law School

Visiting Professor, Princeton Economics Department

Co-founder and co-directs The Directors’ Consortium, a joint venture of Chicago Business School, Stanford Law School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and The Tuck School at Dartmouth.

Areas of Industrial and Academic Interest

Serves as editor or associate editor of The Accounting Review, Com¬mun¬i¬cations of the As¬soci¬ation for Computing Machinery, Management Science, Journal of Ac¬count¬ing and Economics, and the Financial Analysts Journal. Serves on the Board of Directors of mutual funds affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company and has chaired the Audit Committee. Serves on the board of Ygomi Corporation and chairs the audit committee. Serves on the Investment Company Institute’s Independent Directors’ Council.

Served on the Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Replacement Cost Accounting. At the Financial Accounting Standards Board, he has served on two task forces--one on consolidations and the other on interest methods--and on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council.

A member or member emeritus of the American Accounting Association, the American Economics Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Serves on the Board of Directors of mutual funds affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company and has chaired the Audit Committee. Serves on the board of Ygomi Corporation and chairs the audit committee. Serves on the Investment Company Institute’s Independent Directors’ Council.

John D. Wilson

Overview

JD, University of Pennsylvania.

Partner, Shearman & Sterling

Concentrates on securities and finance matters and mergers and acquisitions, including initial public offerings and other global equity securities offerings, complex acquisitions and joint ventures

Areas of Industrial and Academic Interest

Various U.S. and non-U.S. Companies, including:

Various Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth funds in connection with cross-border investments and related activities, including the formation of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and the acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor Ltd.

Levi Strauss & Co. (apparel) on general securities law compliance, SEC reports, disclosure and related matters, including its high yield debt offerings and related debt tender offers.

PowerLight Corporation in connection with its acquisition by SunPower Corporation in 2007.

STMicroelectronics, N.V. (semiconductors) in connection with its initial public offering in the United States, ongoing U.S. securities law compliance, SEC reports, various common stock, convertible debt and other offerings, disclosure matters and various M&A projects, including its acquisition of Genesis Microchip Inc in 2008, the formation of its Numonyx joint venture in 2008 with Intel and Francisco Partners and the sale of Numonyx to Micron Technology Inc. in 2013.

The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of The Robert Mondavi Corporation (winery) in connection with its equity recapitalization transaction in 2004.

Nokia Corporation (wireless telephony) in connection with ongoing U.S. securities law compliance, SEC reports and disclosure matters.

Dassault Systemes S.A. (CATIA/CADAM software) in connection

Michael Tu

Overview

Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

JD, University of California at Los Angeles; BA, University of California at Berkeley

Represents businesses, accounting firms, financial institutions and executives in U.S. and cross-border securities litigation and commercial disputes.

Areas of Industrial and Academic Interest

Focuses on securities litigation matters, defending shareholder class action and derivative litigation under the federal and state securities laws, mergers and acquisitions litigation and regulatory investigations and proceedings.

Counsels public and private companies regarding corporate governance and disclosure issues, and has represented numerous board committees in connection with investigatory and litigation matters.

Advises multi-national corporations and executives based in Asia and Europe with respect to business disputes and securities matters.

Track record of trial successes in securities cases; among the few lawyers in the U.S. who have defended a securities class action trial to a complete defense verdict.