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Thomson Reuters’ Annual Global Activism Scorecard Ranks Olshan No. 1 Legal Adviser in 2015

February 8, 2016

Olshan’s Activist & Equity Investment Practice has been ranked #1 by Thomson Reuters’ Annual Global Activism Scorecard for 2015 as Olshan dominated the Legal Adviser category with 109 campaigns, which is more than three times the number of campaigns that Schulte Roth & Zabel, the second-place contender, has worked on.  The article notes that the number of shareholder activism campaigns launched in 2015 was the highest number on record at 507, a 73.6% increase from 2014. In fact, Thomson Reuter’s statistics indicate that Olshan has advised on more activist campaigns this year than the next four highest ranked firms combined. The scorecard also mentions some of Olshan’s prominent activist clients, including Starboard Value, Lone Star Value, GAMCO Investors Inc. and Elliot Management Corp., which was “the most prolific shareholder activist in 2015 with 15 campaigns launched.”