Shareholder Activism Update (From the Activist’s Perspective)

Monday, June 6, 2022 | 1:00PM - 1:50PM | Room: Ensemble C  |   Education Session

 |  Kirsten Nielsen | Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman | Dan Zacchei | Bruce Goldfarb | Jonathan Duskin |

Shareholder activism isn’t a fad, it’s the new normal.  What are you doing to deter activism at your company?  Are you, your management team and Board prepared to engage with an activist, and if necessary, win a proxy fight?  Learn directly from an activist and advisors the missteps companies make that increase vulnerability and lose votes.  And get prepared for universal proxies, which will likely drive increased activism and make winning even more challenging for companies in 2022 and beyond.    

Learning Objectives:
  • Get updated on the latest trends in activism, including recently completed high-profile proxy fights
  • Learn more about how and why activists target certain companies, and what makes companies vulnerable
  • Explore the intersection of activism and ESG, and how enhancing your company’s ESG profile help you stay off activists’ radars
  • Discuss strategies and tactics to deter activism at your company, and how to engage when an activist does come knocking
  • Prepare for the August 2022 implementation of universal proxy cards and understand why it is likely to spur increased activism and further tilt the playing field to the activists’ advantage.