Olshan Shareholder Activist and Advertising Lawyers Recognized in Chambers 2020 USA Guide

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Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP today announced that Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, has acknowledged Steve Wolosky and Andrew Freedman as Leading Lawyers for Corporate/M&A: Shareholder Activism (New York), and Andrew Lustigman as a Leading Lawyer for Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory - USA – Nationwide.

Steve Wolosky, Co-Chair of both the Shareholder Activist and Corporate/Securities Law Practices was ranked in Band 1 and Andrew Freedman, Co-Chair of the Shareholder Activist Practice was ranked in Band 2. Both have been recognized every year since the M&A: Shareholder Activism category was established in 2017.

Chambers noted that, “Steve Wolosky offers ‘sage counsel’ to clients in the market's most significant domestic and cross-border shareholder activism matters,” and “gleans adoration from market commentators in thanks to his ‘tremendous amount of experience,’ and for being ‘extremely efficient, commercial and a creative problem solver.’”

Chambers commented that, “Andrew Freedman is held in high regard by clients and peers alike, who consider his ‘very practical and responsive’ approach to be very strong in the shareholder activism space. Clients say: ‘He has strong legal knowledge and is efficient with his time. He's an excellent attorney.’”

Olshan’s Shareholder Activism Practice has consistently received top rankings across the board in every league table and publication that covers shareholder activism, most recently in the inaugural Bloomberg Activism Advisory League Table.  Additional top rankings include being named for the fifth consecutive year by Activist Insight Monthly as the #1 law firm in shareholder activism; as the #1 “Law Firm Advising Activist Investors” in The Deal’s Activism League Table for the first half of 2019; and named as the #1 law firm representing activist shareholders worldwide in the Refinitiv Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard for the full year 2019.

Andrew Lustigman, Chair of Olshan’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice was ranked in Band 2 in Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory in USA – Nationwide, and has been acknowledged for fourteen consecutive years.  Chambers noted that, “Andrew Lustigman provides clients with legal advice on a wide range of advertising concerns, from structuring sweepstakes to regulatory proceedings, ‘He has incredible attention to detail and thoroughness, and is a very meticulous lawyer,’ according to a source, who adds: ‘He does a truly marvelous job for us in advertising work.’”

Olshan has been consistently recognized as one of the premier mid-sized law firms in the country, including recognition by The Legal 500 US 2019 as an elite Tier 1 Leading Firm in M&A/ Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder Activism, individual recognition of five of the practice’s lawyers, including two elite Tier 1 Leading lawyers, and recognition as a Leading Firm in Media, Technology and Telecoms: Advertising and Marketing – Transactional, along with individual recognition of three lawyers as Recommended; named as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® for Securities/Capital Markets, Real Estate, Advertising, Trusts & Estates and Employee Benefits; selection of eight lawyers by The Best Lawyers in America© 2020; and by selection of 38 of the firm’s attorneys for Super Lawyers® 2019 New York Metro. The National Law Journal has honored Olshan twice as a top 20 midsize law firm in its “Midsize Hot List” and has included the firm in its “NLJ 500” list. 

Chambers USA is a prestigious annual ranking of law firms and attorneys recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

About Olshan

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, a law firm based in New York, represents major businesses and entrepreneurs in their most significant transactions, problems and opportunities. Olshan’s clients range from public companies, hedge, venture capital, private equity and other investment funds to entrepreneurs and private companies worldwide. Clients choose Olshan for innovative strategies and sophisticated, game-changing advice in corporate, securities law, equity investment and shareholder activism, complex commercial, corporate and securities litigation, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and advertising. Since its founding, Olshan has offered an alternative to the AmLaw 50 law firm business model with responsive, independent and client-focused legal counsel provided by the firm’s senior lawyers.

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