Every shareholder activism defense situation involving a company with shares registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is governed by the U.S. federal securities laws, rules and interpretative guidance.
The application of the federal securities laws and rules to shareholder activism defense situations often involves provisions of the federal securities laws that are less relevant to non-contested situations. Even with respect to those provisions of the federal securities laws that are applicable to non-contested situations, their application to contested situations can be extremely nuanced and may not be abundantly clear to in-house and outside counsel as well as others not used to applying the federal securities laws to proxy contests and other contested matters.
Please join Morgan Lewis corporate partner and shareholder activism defense practice leader Keith E. Gottfried and senior associate Sean M. Donahue for the webinar “Shareholder Activism Defense: What You Need to Know About the Securities Laws, Rules, and Practice.” During this 90 minute webinar, we will provide an overview of the federal securities laws and rules applicable to shareholder activism defense situations and the SEC disclosure issues specific to proxy statements, proxy cards, fight letters, press releases, investor presentations, website and social media postings, and other materials that are prepared in connection with proxy contests and other contested solicitations. Key topics to be covered will include the following: