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Rebecca L. Van Derlaske

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  • Rebecca has been recognized as a "Key Lawyer" in The Legal 500 U.S. in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder Activism - Advice to Shareholders for 2021
  • Rebecca was named for inclusion to the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service for lawyers under 40, for 2021 and 2022


J.D., summa cum laude, William & Mary School of Law, 2013

  • Lead Articles Editor, William & Mary Law Review
  • Alumni Scholarship

B.A., magna cum laude, The College of William & Mary, 2009

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 2014

As corporate counsel at Olshan, Rebecca L. Van Derlaske participates in various securities and shareholder activist matters.

Rebecca's practice is focused primarily on shareholder activism, securities law, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. Rebecca represents and provides strategic advice to hedge funds and other investors in domestic and international shareholder activism matters, including proxy contests, withhold campaigns, consent solicitations and settlement negotiations. She also advises shareholder clients with regarding Schedule 13D investments in public companies, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other related matters.

Rebecca has been named as a “Key Lawyer” in The Legal 500 United States guide for M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder Activism - advice to shareholders in 2021.

Prior to joining Olshan, Rebecca was an associate at Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen and Davis Polk & Wardwell. 

  • Represented Chatham Asset Management in its successful acquisition of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company following its unsolicited bid to acquire the company.
  • Represented Voss Capital in its investment and successful proxy contest at Griffon Corporation that resulted in the election of Voss’s director nominee.
  • Represented Bradley L. Radoff in agreement with Enzo Biochem for two board seats and governance improvements.

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