Chambers 2024 USA Guide Again Ranks Olshan as Top Law Firm for Shareholder Activism

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New York, NY, June 7, 2024 – Chambers USA has released its prestigious list of leading practices and attorneys for "Shareholder Activism" in the U.S. Since launching the M&A Shareholder Activism (New York) category in 2017, Olshan's Shareholder Activism practice and lawyers have consistently received the highest rankings. Olshan maintained its Band 1 position as the top law firm in this category, a distinction it has held from the start. Notably, five of Olshan’s lawyers are recognized in the top three bands, representing more than one-third of all of the attorneys recognized by Chambers in this area.

The ranked lawyers are:

  • Andrew Freedman (Band 1), Co-Managing Partner, Chair of the Shareholder Activism Practice
  • Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman (Band 2), Partner, Vice Chair of Shareholder Activism Practice
  • Ryan Nebel (Band 3), Partner, Vice Chair of Shareholder Activism Practice
  • Meagan Reda (Band 3), Partner
  • Steve Wolosky (Senior Statespeople), Partner, Chair Emeritus of the Shareholder Activism Practice

Chambers commentary and client reviews include:

Olshan is a foremost firm for the representation of activist shareholders in their campaign activity. The firm offers a team of dedicated specialist counsel who advise leading industry figures in major proxy contests, M&A and associated governance matters. It is adept at handling situations involving both domestic and foreign entities.

  • “Olshan is the premier firm in the space.”
  • “Olshan is at the top of the shareholder activist field. The firm is a thought leader and has exceedingly diligent professionals capable of thinking on many different levels simultaneously.”
  • “The lawyers at Olshan are tremendously responsive and easy to get a hold of on short notice. They're excellent.”

Andrew Freedman is held in high regard by clients and peers alike, who consider him to be exceptionally strong in the counsel he offers to sophisticated activist investors. He chairs the firm's shareholder activism group.

  • “He is a leading lawyer in the space.”
  • “Andy is an all-star. He is able to identify the key drivers of a situation and help cogently work out actionable strategies for his clients.”
  • “Andrew is highly personable, professional and responsive.”

Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman represents a clientele of hedge funds and other investors in shareholder activism matters as they occur across a spectrum of industries.

  • “Elizabeth is very smart and provides sound counsel.”

Ryan Nebel is an up-and-coming talent in the world of shareholder activism. Hedge funds and other investors look to him for counsel in high-stakes proxy contests, hostile takeovers and M&A, among other matters.

Meagan Reda garners praise for the quality of her ascending practice, which is routinely engaged in proxy contests, shareholder activism and M&A, among other matters. She represents prominent hedge funds and other investors.

  • “Meagan has a phenomenal work ethic and attitude and was a pleasure to work with.”
  • “Meagan is an excellent lawyer. She goes above and beyond for us.”

Senior statesperson Steve Wolosky provides foremost counsel to clients in the market's most significant domestic and cross-border shareholder activism matters. 

  • “Steve is one of the most practical business-oriented lawyers in the space.”

Olshan's Shareholder Activism Practice has consistently received top rankings across the board in just about every influential league table and publication that covers shareholder activism. Olshan's no. 1 ranking is highlighted in league tables and publications that cover shareholder activism, including FactSet, Bloomberg Activism Advisory League Tables, Refinitiv Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard and Diligent’s Activist Insight Monthly.

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