Corporate & Securities: Shareholder Activism

Production Date: February 17, 2016 Practice Areas: Business, Corporate, & Securities Law Estimated Length: 3694 minutes


$ 59 Business, Corporate, & Securities Law In Stock

While many experts anticipate shareholder activism to level off or even decline in 2016, activist activity reached new heights in 2015 with several high-profile campaigns. The topic continues to headline national media coverage and remains a critical component of corporate governance planning strategy.


Join Skadden partner Richard Grossman, as well as Steve Frankel, Partner at Joelle Frank, and Arthur Crozier, Co-chairman and Managing Director at Innisfree M&A Incorporated, for a discussion of the latest developments and trends of governance and economic shareholder activism. Panelists analyze those developments and discuss steps companies can take to be prepared for activist approaches, including proactive shareholder engagement strategies.


Learning Objectives:

I.     Identify trends and tactics in shareholder activism, including the increased number of settlements

II.    Explore best practices for assessing company vulnerabilities

III.   Take proactive steps and understand advance preparation companies can take to be ready for activist activity

IV.   Discover shareholder engagement strategies, including pros and cons of director engagement with shareholders

V.    Respond to activist proposals and develop a communications plan

VI.   Explore hot topics in governance activism, including proxy access



Gale N.
Aurora, CO

Very valuable information for board members and attorneys.

Rhonda R.
Memphis, TN

The speakers were very knowledgeable.

Brian H.
Weston, CT

Outstanding content and dialogue!

Katherine B.
Charleston, SC

Excellent program, very high quality

Erik H.
Memphis, IN

I am an attorney and I serve on the board of a corporation. This is the best mcle I've ever taken.

Elizabeth F.
Mundelein, IL

Speakers had good examples to keep a very dry topic interesting.

Adam S.
Chappaqua, NY

Probably the best Lawline program I've seen. Well done.

Henry V.
Naples, FL


William C.
St. Louis, MO

excellent presentation

Kelvin B.
Chicago, IL

The course brought facts to my attention that I was unaware of. For example, the 3/3 Rule--3% ownership in the company for a period of three years as it relates to shareholder activism. Great course overall.

William C. H.
Ada, MI

Very informative. Great learning experience.

Robert S.
Anaheim, LB

Gives over view of shareholder activist and methods used

Alphonse D.
Totowa, NJ

Very good overview of considerations in shareholder activism issues

Paul B.
Charlotte, NC

Good job.

Randall S.
San Diego, CA

Thanks for taking my question