Morgan Lewis - Shareholder Activism Defense: How Large-Cap Activism Defense Is Different from Small-Cap Activism Defense

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May 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM ET
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

Please join Morgan Lewis corporate partner and shareholder activism defense practice leader Keith E. Gottfried and corporate partner Sean M. Donahue for the webinar, "Shareholder Activism Defense: How Large-Cap Activism Defense Is Different from Small-Cap Activism Defense."

This 60-minute webinar will provide an overview of how large-cap activism defense is very different from small-cap activism defense, including why activism at large-cap companies is on the rise, the goals of activist investors targeting large-cap companies, the approaches that activists take when targeting large-cap companies, the strategies used in defending large-cap companies compared to those used in defending small-cap companies, and why an activist campaign is much less likely to be launched against a large-cap company than a small-cap company.


Morgan Lewis's nationally recognized and rapid response shareholder activism defense practice is ranked near the top of most of the major league tables for activist defense law practices based on the number of publicly disclosed activism defense situations we have been involved in during the relevant period. Our shareholder activism defense practice advises public companies across the United States and abroad in a wide array of industries with respect to preparing for and/or responding to high-profile proxy contests, special meeting demands, consent solicitations, withhold and vote-no campaigns, shareholder proposals, and other activist shareholder campaigns as well as contests for corporate control and contested M&A situations. Our shareholder activism defense practice also advises on the latest techniques for lessening a company’s vulnerability to activist shareholders, strategic communications, shareholder engagement strategies, board composition enhancement programs, and corporate governance matters.

CLE credit: CLE credit in CA, IL, NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval. CLE credit in CT, FL, and NJ is pending approval via reciprocity.