Richard J. Grossman

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions Skadden

Photograph of Richard J. Grossman  Richard J. Grossman is a partner in Skadden's Mergers and Acquisitions Group, focusing his practice on proxy contests, responses to shareholder activists, corporate governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts. Mr. Grossman has advised many companies with respect to corporate governance issues and responses to shareholder proposals. He also has represented companies in contested proxy solicitations and other contests for corporate control as well as unsolicited acquisition proposals. In addition, Mr. Grossman has advised clients in designing and implementing shareholder rights plans and other corporate protective measures. Mr. Grossman is ranked in the top tier in Chambers USA 2017 for New York takeover defense. He also was named as one of The American Lawyer’s Dealmakers of the Year in 2017. He has written extensively on matters related to shareholder activism, proxy contests, the Dodd-Frank Act and other corporate matters, and has been published in a variety of leading legal publications.