One of the leading attorneys in the nation practicing in the area of shareholder activism and advises some of the nation’s most prolific activist investors, including Starboard Value and Elliott. Practice focuses on shareholder activism, mergers & acquisitions, board engagements, hostile takeovers and hedge fund and private equity strategies. Has represented activist investors in hundreds of major shareholder activism campaigns and has been involved in the replacement and appointment of more than 750 public company board members. Recent representations have included Starboard Value at Papa John’s and AECOM; Elliott Management at EBay and QEP Resources; and H Partners at Six Flags. Frequently quoted as an industry expert in national publications and news outlets.
J.D., Washington University School of Law, St. Louis; B.S., University of Michigan. Tier 1 "Leading Lawyer" in The Legal 500 U.S. in M&A/Corporate and Commercial - Corporate Governance for 2019; New York Super Lawyer list since 2016; New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, for lawyers under 40, from 2012 - 2015.