Morgan Lewis - Shareholder Activism Defense: How Shareholder Activism Campaigns Are Like Political Campaigns

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September 12, 2018
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM ET
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 Shareholder Activism Campaigns Are Like Political Campaigns."

This 60-minute webinar will provide an overview of the similarities and differences between shareholder activism campaigns and political election campaigns, including how both are very dependent on driving a narrative focused on the need for change, challenging the record of the incumbent officeholders, targeted messaging, messaging discipline, opposition research, rapid response, voter outreach and engagement, voter turnout, vote projections, vote solicitation, coalition building, third-party endorsements and the use of numerous third-party advisors and consultants. 


Morgan Lewis's nationally recognized 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.