Please join us for a webinar as partner Keith Gottfried and senior associate Sean Donahue discuss our rapidly growing and market-leading shareholder activism defense practice, its current associate hiring needs, and why this is an extremely exciting and opportune time to join this practice and participate in its future growth.
Based on the number of publicly disclosed activism defense matters that Morgan Lewis has advised on as of July 7, 2016, we were ranked No. 1 among all law firms for legal defense of public companies against activist shareholders in the 2016 year-to-date activism defense league tables compiled by FactSet SharkRepellent. Over the last two years, our market-leading shareholder activism defense practice has advised more than two dozen public companies, based in 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, withhold campaigns, shareholder proposals, and other activist shareholder campaigns as well as contests for corporate control and contested mergers and acquisitions situations.
Shareholder activism defense is one of Morgan Lewis’s fastest growing corporate practice areas, and we are looking to continue that growth by adding a mid- to senior-level associate in our Washington, DC, office. Candidates should have a strong background in securities regulation, corporate governance, and NYSE and NASDAQ compliance. Prior experience in proxy contests and other shareholder activism matters is preferred but not required. Prior experience in public company mergers and acquisitions and/or capital market transactions is also preferred but not required. The candidate must possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong organization, writing, and analytical skills and a strong work ethic and unwavering commitment to teamwork and client service.