Steve Wolosky

Partner & Co-Head, Activist & Equity Investment Group Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

Photograph of Steve Wolosky  A pioneer in shareholder activism, Steve spearheaded Olshan’s Shareholder Activism Practice more than 20 years ago. Today, he is one of the leading lawyers in the country advising hedge funds and investment partnerships on activist situations in the United States and worldwide. Steve advises on some of the most high-profile activist campaigns year-in, year-out. Most notably, Steve led the pre-eminent proxy contest of 2014 representing Starboard Value’s unprecedented, “extraordinary,” and “historic” victory in its election contest against Darden Restaurants, Inc. In 2015 Steve led client H Partners to an unprecedented withhold campaign victory at Tempur Sealy and is currently advising Elliott Associates on its campaign at Arconic. In international news-making cases, Steve represented foreign clients who successfully obtained board representation for the first time in both Japan and South Korea. Steve has led over 500 proxy contests for board representation in his career. 

Steve has been cited for his preeminence in shareholder activism and corporate and securities in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. In addition, he is Martindale-Hubbell AV ("Preeminent") rated by his peers and consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers list since 2006.