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Provided by Meagan Reda

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Practice Areas

• Shareholder Activism

• Corporate/Securities Law

Career

Sought after for her skill and creativity, Meagan Reda works strategically and tirelessly to give her clients every possible advantage in their campaigns. She represents some of the most prolific investors in all aspects of their activist investments.

Meagan provides comprehensive counsel to hedge funds and other investors on all matters concerning shareholder activism and their investments, including corporate governance, investor engagements, proxy contests, withhold and letter-writing campaigns, consent and exempt solicitations, settlement negotiations, hostile takeovers, and other activist-related M&A activities. She conducts pre- and post-investment governance research and analysis, prepares nomination and shareholder proposal notices, required SEC filings such as Schedule 13Ds, and related campaign materials, and handles behind-the-scenes engagement and negotiations with company boards, management and their advisers through campaign completion and post-campaign integration. She also advises directors in boardroom disputes at both private and public companies.

Skilled at identifying opportunities for, and vulnerabilities to, effectuating change at corporations (both domestic and worldwide), Meagan excels at developing a roadmap tailored to achieve her clients’ specific goals and optimize results in contested proxy solicitation and negotiated resolutions. She has achieved winning results for some of the most notable activist investors in high-profile contentious situations. She represented Starboard Value at Papa John’s, eHealth, and Yahoo! and in Starboard Value’s historic victory securing all 12 board seats at Darden Restaurants. Meagan has an impressive track record representing clients in precedent-setting proxy campaigns including H. Partners in its seminal withhold campaign at Tempur Sealy and Land & Buildings’ victory in the first proxy contest to go to a vote under the SEC’s universal proxy card regime.

Dedicated, responsive, knowledgeable, and practical, Meagan goes above and beyond expectations to position her clients for success. Having worked on hundreds of activist campaigns, she knows the legal landscape, strategic considerations, and how best to achieve success. Meagan’s professionalism and diplomacy have helped her navigate particularly difficult situations and achieve resolutions that reflect her clients’ goals.

Meagan has been recognized as an “Up and Coming” lawyer by Chambers USA, a “Recommended Lawyer” and a “Key Lawyer” in The Legal 500 United States guide for M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder Activism - Advice to Shareholders, and as a “Next Generation Lawyer.”

Personal

• Recognized as an “Up And Coming” lawyer by Chambers USA for 2022 and 2021

• Recognized as a “Key Lawyer” in The Legal 500 United States guide in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder Activism - advice to shareholders for 2022

• Recognized as a “Recommended Lawyer” in The Legal 500 United States guide in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder Activism - advice to shareholders for 2020 and 2021

• Recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in The Legal 500 United States guide in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder Activism - advice to shareholders for 2019

• Consistently named a “Rising Star” by New York Metro Super Lawyers since 2019

Expert in these Jurisdictions

• New York

Education

Fordham University School of Law

J.D.

2011

Northeastern University

B.A., summa cum laude

2008

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