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Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman

New York, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Corporate/M&A: Shareholder Activism
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Corporate/M&A: Shareholder Activism - New York

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Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman represents a clientele of hedge funds and other investors in shareholder activism matters as they occur across a spectrum of industries.
"She is efficient and understands not just the legal issues but the mechanics as well.""She's exceptionally strong and extremely talented. She's a good negotiator and never loses sight of the end goals."
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Shareholder Activism/Corporate and Securities

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Elizabeth represents and provides strategic guidance to hedge funds and other large investors in connection with shareholder activist situations, including large stock accumulations, behind-the-scenes engagements with boards and management teams, letter writing campaigns, exempt solicitations, submitting shareholder proposals, negotiating settlements, proxy contests, hostile takeovers and other activist related M&A activity. She also advises on board disputes at private and public companies and on various ESG focused matters. Recent representations have included negotiated settlements at Kohl’s, Bed Bath and Big Lots, successful proxy campaigns at EQT and GameStop, and the successful unsolicited acquisition of Perry Ellis by its founder. Elizabeth also assists both public and privately-held companies in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising transactions, tender and exchange offers, and general corporate and securities law matters. Elizabeth was recognized in 2020 by The Legal 500 as one of five "Leading Lawyers" in the United States in the area of shareholder activism - advice to shareholders and named to the Notable Women in Law by Crain's New York Business in 2019 and 2020.

Professional Memberships

Board of Directors of the Columbia Law School Association

Personal

J.D., Columbia Law School, 2004

B.A, cum laude, New York University College of Arts and Science, 2001

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Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman

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