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Ryan P. Nebel

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Education

J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2012

  • First in class of 2012
  • Order of the Coif
  • Member, Oregon Law Review

B.S., magna cum laude, University of Louisville, 2009

  • National Scholar

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  • New York, 2013
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Ryan P. Nebel is a corporate attorney focusing on shareholder activism, proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Ryan represents and provides strategic guidance to hedge funds and other investors in matters concerning shareholder activism, proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other related matters. Ryan has experience advising shareholder clients regarding Schedule 13D investments in public companies and activist strategies, including proxy contests, withhold campaigns, consent solicitations, settlement negotiations and hostile takeovers.

Ryan received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, first in his class and Order of the Coif, and his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Louisville. He is admitted to practice in New York.

Engaged Capital
  • Rent-A-Center, Inc.: Represented Engaged Capital in successful proxy contest for all three of its director nominees and ouster of chairman of Rent-A-Center.
  • MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp.: Represented Engaged Capital in its settlement agreement for two board seats.
  • Outerwall Inc.: Represented Engaged Capital in its settlement agreement for three board seats.
  • HeartWare International, Inc.: Represented Engaged Capital in its engagement with HeartWare in opposition to a proposed acquisition of Valtech Cardio and in reaching an agreement for board representation at HeartWare following its termination of its proposed acquisition of Valtech Cardio.
  • Rovi Corporation: Represented Engaged Capital in a proxy contest for two board seats and the successful ouster of the chairman of Rovi.
  • Medifast, Inc.: Represented Engaged Capital in reaching agreement with Medifast regarding the structure and composition of Medifast’s board of directors, appointing five new directors to the board, including three Engaged Capital designees and two additional independent directors.
  • TriMas Corporation: Represented Engaged Capital in settlement agreement for board representation at TriMas.
  • Jamba, Inc.: Represented Engaged Capital and JCP Investment Management in settlement agreement for board representation at Jamba Juice.
  • Rentech, Inc.: Represented Engaged Capital and Lone Star Value in connection with their negotiation of a settlement for board representation at Rentech.
JCP Investment Management
  • The Pantry, Inc.: Represented an activist group led by JCP Investment Management in a successful campaign for the election of all three of their director nominees by 6-to-1 and 4-to-1 margins.
  • CST Brands, Inc.: Represented JCP Investment Management in reaching a settlement agreement for one board seat and the initiation of a strategic review process at CST Brands.
  • Viad Corp: Represented an investor group led by JCP Investment Management in reaching a settlement agreement for one board seat.
Lone Star Value
  • Harris & Harris Group, Inc.: Represented Lone Star Value in its settlement agreement for one board seat.
  • Edgewater Technology, Inc.: Represented Lone Star Value in its settlement agreement for two board seats at Edgewater as well as a prior consent solicitation by Lone Star Value and AMERI Holdings seeking to remove and replace all five non-executive members of Edgewater’s board and to initiate a review of strategic alternatives at Edgewater, including the potential acquisition of Edgewater by AMERI Holdings.
  • Callon Petroleum Company: Represented Lone Star Value in its settlement agreement for one board seat.
  • Novation Companies, Inc.: Represented Lone Star Value in its settlement agreement for two director representatives on the board.
  • Hudson Global, Inc.: Represented Lone Star Value in a landslide proxy contest victory by 95% of the votes cast to elect both of its nominees to the board of Hudson Global.
  • Ciber, Inc.: Represented Lone Star Value in connection with settlement for board representation at Ciber.
  • Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc.: Represented Lone Star Value in obtaining board representation at Dakota Plains.
Other Activist, Hostile Merger & Acquisition and General Corporate Matters
  • Represented Richmond Brothers in connection with its successful proxy contest for board representation at Rockwell Medical, Inc.
  • Represented FrontFour Capital in its settlement agreement for board representation at ClubCorp Holdings, Inc.
  • Represented Privet Fund Management in settlement agreement with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation for board representation.
  • Represented Foundation Asset Management in consent solicitation process to call a special meeting at Stewart Information Services Corporation that ultimately resulted in a settlement yielding board change.
  • Represented TIG Advisors in connection with its campaign in opposition to the merger between Zale Corporation and Signet Jewelers, the two largest jewelry companies in the United States.
  • Represented Coppersmith Capital and Scopia Capital in their settlement agreement for two board seats at Itron, Inc.
  • Represented Privet Fund Management in settlement agreement with Frequency Electronics Inc. for two board seats.
  • Represented William J. Pulte in his settlement agreement with PulteGroup Inc. for one board seat.
  • Represented Nokomis Capital in settlement agreement with Telenav, Inc. for board representation.
  • Represented VIEX Capital Advisors in its successful proxy contest for all five board seats to take control of the board at Support.com, Inc.
  • Represented Bradley Radoff, Joshua Schechter and Oliver Press Investors LLC in their settlement agreement with Altisource Residential Corporation to add two new independent directors and purchase an additional $65 million of common stock.
  • Represented Potrero Capital Research LLC in its successful withhold campaign and settlement agreement for one board seat with Datawatch Corporation.
  • Represented Broadfin Capital in successful proxy contest for all three of its director nominees at Cardica, Inc.
  • Represented FrontFour in a settlement agreement with OM Group, Inc. for board representation.
  • Represented Baker Street in its negotiation of a settlement agreement for one board seat at Walter Investment Management Corp. and permit Baker Street to acquire up to 25 percent of the company’s outstanding shares.
  • Represented Baker Street in connection with the negotiation of a cooperation agreement for board representation and a secondary offering at USA Truck, Inc.
  • Represented GlobalOptions Group, Inc. in its merger with Walker Digital, LLC, which will do business as PatentProperties, Inc. In connection with the merger, the company also completed an $11.6 million PIPE offering of common stock and warrants.

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