Episode 171:

Board Governance and Composition Through the Lens of a Law Background, with Evan Epstein

Apr 6, 2022 | Boardroom Bound

A holistic approach to understanding the boardroom.

About this episode


It is essential to approach the boardroom with a wholistic knowledge outside of solely business acumen. As Evan Epstein joins us today, he shares his legal expertise and its’ relevance in the boardroom.

Evan is a corporate governance expert and has advised founders, executives, directors and investors for over 15 years in Silicon Valley and internationally. He has also been retained as an expert in corporate governance litigation both in the U.S. and abroad, particularly involving fiduciary duties of directors. In 2020, Evan was appointed Executive Director of the Center for Business Law, and Adjunct Professor of Law, at the University of California Hastings College of the LawEvan is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Pacifica Global, a corporate governance advisory firm based in SF. In addition, Evan is the founder and host of the Boardroom Governance Podcast, an in-depth podcast with leading corporate governance experts, and the author of the Boardroom Governance Newsletter, where he writes about some of the latest corporate governance trends in Silicon Valley and beyond. 

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In today’s episode, Evan dives into the essential legal knowledge as it relates to the boardroom, and what you need to know to be an effective board member. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound!


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