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Business Insider Cites Olshan as “Most Influential Name in Activism”

August 26, 2015

Olshan’s Activist & Equity Investment Practice has been labeled as the “most influential name in activism you’ve never heard of” by Business Insider, the largest business news site on the web. The article highlights Olshan’s dominance of the shareholder activism market, noting that Olshan has advised on more than 50 activist campaigns so far in 2015, which is 22% of all campaigns nationwide according to FactSet data, a leading corporate governance researcher. As Business Insider describes it, “That puts Olshan ahead of the next seven law firms by market share — combined.” Business Insider also cites Olshan as “the go-to legal adviser for many of Wall Street’s biggest and most successful activists.” Steve Wolosky, the chair of the Activist and Equity Investment practice, notes for Business Insider “that most of his clients are focused on operational activism rather than turning a quick buck” and are “acting almost like private equity firms, performing diligence on a deal and looking to market their viewpoints to institutional investors.”