Spearheaded Olshan’s Activist Practice more than 30 years ago. Acknowledged as leading lawyer in the country and worldwide. Advises on high-profile activist campaigns which included Elliott @ Twitter, AT&T, and EBay; Starboard Value @ Papa John’s and AECOM; George Feldenkreis, founder of Perry Ellis, in nomination of directors and successful unsolicited acquisition of Perry Ellis; and Engaged Capital @ Benchmark Electronics. Led representation of Starboard Value on its “historic” full board victory @ Darden Restaurants; H. Partners on its precedent setting withhold campaign @ Tempur Sealy; Starboard Value in settlement @ Yahoo!; and Elliott in settlement @ Arconic, Inc. Successfully represented foreign clients who obtained board representation for the first time in Japan, South Korea and Israel. Led over 700 proxy contests for board representation.
Chairman of the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Member, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Law Review; B.A., Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Tier 1 "Leading Lawyer" in The Legal 500 U.S. in M&A/Corporate and Commercial - Corporate Governance for 2019; The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Securities/Capital Markets Law from 2013-2020; Martindale-Hubbell AV ("Preeminent") rated; New York Super Lawyer since 2006.