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Keith E Gottfried

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Keith Gottfried, a partner in the corporate practice at Morgan Lewis, advises public companies in a broad array of industries on shareholder activism defense matters. He advises public companies on preparing for and/or responding to activist shareholder campaigns, including high-profile proxy contests, special meeting demands, consent solicitations, and withhold vote campaigns, as well as unsolicited takeover offers and negotiated and contested M&A situations. Keith also advises public companies and their boards on strategies for making a company less vulnerable to activist shareholders, shareholder engagement, investor communications, corporate governance issues, board composition enhancement, and other board advisory matters. For more information, please view his bio at


University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, 1987, B.S., Economics (concentration in accounting); Boston University School of Law, 1992, J.D., Cum Laude; Boston University, Questrom School of Business, 1995, M.B.A., High Honors