- William T. Allen, Founding Director
- Stephen Choi, Director
- David Yermack, Director
- Harold Jennings, Assistant Director
Prior to his academic service, Professor Allen served from 1985 to July 1997 as Chancellor of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware. While serving as Chancellor, he taught corporation law and corporate governance as a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School (1990 & 1994) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1992-93 & 1995). In 1996 he served as Rabin Lecturer at Yale Law School. He has written and lectured widely on corporate law and corporate governance.
Professor Allen serves as counsel to the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. From 1997 to 2001, he served as founding Chair of the Independence Standards Board, a private sector organization designated in 1997 by the Securities and Exchange Commission with the task of promulgating standards for the determination of auditor independence.
Professor Allen is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Law Institute.
Following graduation, Choi worked as an associate at McKinsey & Company in New York. His research interests focus on the theoretical and empirical analysis of corporations and capital markets. He has published in the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Law Review and Virginia Law Review, among others, and has presented papers at numerous conferences and symposia.
Professor Yermack publishes regularly in top academic journals in the fields of executive compensation, corporate finance, and corporate governance. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research's law and economics program. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Philadelphia and is on the editorial boards of five leading finance journals. He has been a visiting professor at 13 international universities and given invited research seminars at more than 100 universities and institutes worldwide
Harold Jennings brings more than seven years of administrative experience working at the NYU Stern School of Business. At NYU he has served as Program Coordinator for the Pollack Center for Law & Business and as an Administrative Aide in the Department of Finance. Mr. Jennings holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an AAS in Dental Hygiene from New York University.