WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2018: Morgan Lewis partner Keith E. Gottfried, leader of the firm’s highly ranked shareholder activism defense practice, has been named by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) to its list of 2018 NACD Directorship 100 honorees. The NACD Directorship 100 is an annual recognition by the NACD of the most influential people in the boardroom community, including directors, corporate governance experts, regulators, and advisors.
The 2018 NACD Directorship 100 honorees will be celebrated during the NACD Directorship 100 black-tie gala on November 28, 2018, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City and profiled in the NACD Directorship magazine’s November/December 2018 issue.
Mr. Gottfried focuses his practice on advising public companies across the United States on shareholder activism t defense matters. He counsels public companies—including boards of directors and special committees—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 negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions (M&A) situations. Frequently quoted by the national business media on matters relating to shareholder activism, Mr. Gottfried presents regularly on shareholder activism and the strategies public companies and their boards of directors can apply to make themselves less vulnerable to activist investors as well as strategies for shareholder engagement. Mr. Gottfried is listed in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, which ranks him as a leading corporate/M&A lawyer.