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Evan Epstein
Executive Director

Biography 

Evan 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.

Prior 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, 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.