Ronald Gilson is the Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School, and the Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business at Columbia University School of Law. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1979, Gilson was a partner at a San Francisco corporate law firm. An experienced practitioner of corporate and securities law before entering academia, he is the author of major casebooks on corporate finance and corporate acquisitions. He clerked for Chief Judge David L. Bazelon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He has written widely on U.S. and comparative corporate governance and on venture capital and was a reporter of the American Law Institute’s Corporate Governance Project. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the European Corporate Governance Institute, and is the board chair for American Century Mountain View Mutual Funds, managing over $26 billion in assets.