Cornerstone Research Collaborates with Stanford Law School to Launch COVID-19 Memo Database


This digital resource features COVID-19-related memoranda by leading U.S. law firms, audit firms, and advisors.

Menlo Park, Calif.—Cornerstone Research announced that the firm is collaborating with the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University to develop and maintain the COVID-19 Memo Database. The database, which was launched today by Stanford Law School, provides searchable access to a collection of memoranda related to legal, regulatory, accounting, and governance issues raised by the current coronavirus crisis. These memoranda are prepared by the nation’s leading law firms, audit firms, and other business advisors.

The database is available at

“As we collectively strive to address the evolving coronavirus crisis, it is becoming clear that COVID-19 will have profound, far-reaching implications,” said Alexander “Sasha” Aganin, Cornerstone Research senior vice president. “In joining our firm’s capabilities with the reach and impact of Stanford Law School, we hope to provide a dynamic source of information that will be useful to legal and business enterprises as well as the community at-large.”

“We are drowning in COVID-19 information,” said Joseph Grundfest, W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business, senior faculty of the Rock Center, and chair of the audit committee at KKR & Co., Inc. “I see literally dozens of terrific memoranda every day from high-quality law firms, but have no way of quickly finding the most recent information specific to a problem I am researching. This database is a practical solution to a real-world problem that can also serve as a great resource for scholars and educators.”

To learn more about the COVID-19 Memo Database, visit


Jason Milch
Terri Viera
Cornerstone Research