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MSN.com Lists Olshan as a “Top Go-To Law Firm Used by Mainstream Activists”

April 28, 2017

A recent msn.com article designated Olshan as one of the “top go-to law firms used by mainstream activists.” This accolade comes in light of a Lazard study that found that approximately 25% of activist campaigns launched in 2016 were by first-time activists. This number marked a significant rise in novice campaigns compared to previous years (from 14% in 2012 to 17% in both 2013 and 2015). One such campaign was launched by Olshan client Gilead Capital, who settled with Landauer, Inc. for 1 board seat and a mutual designee at the 2018 Annual Meeting. While the number of fledgling campaigns continues to rapidly increase in the upcoming years, the article emphasizes the necessity these novice activists have for the highly experienced and competent representation of Olshan’s Activist & Equity Investment Practice Group.