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Olshan Partners Named in List of Top Activist Attorneys: Business Insider

December 5, 2022

Steve Wolosky and Andrew Freedman, Co-Chairs of the firm’s Shareholder Activism practice, and Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman, a partner in the firm’s Shareholder Activism practice, were named 3 of the top-13 attorneys in the shareholder activism space, according to Business Insider (subscription required) in the November 23, 2022 article:

“Corporate America Is Bracing for a Rise in Activist Investing.
Meet the 13 Lawyers on Speed-Dial when Companies and Investors Fight for Boardroom Control."

In the article, Andy noted a turning point in the activist space following Starboard’s historic victory at Darden stating, "there was an inflection point in the perception of activist investors, and the role they play in the corporate governance of public companies." In addition, Business Insider distinguished the firm’s Shareholder Activism practice as one of the go-tos for activist investors looking to affect change at public companies.

Olshan is the only firm highlighted with three partners, including Elizabeth who represents the only female partner chosen by Business Insider. In the article, Elizabeth noted, "after the financial crisis, you started seeing greater scrutiny on the decisions of management and the board … The idea is that if you could get a different perspective, get the shareholder perspective, you could maximize shareholder value."

With more than 30 other attorneys on the Shareholder Activism Team, Olshan provides unparalleled support to activist investors, and as noted by Business Insider, is “on speed-dial when companies and investors fight for boardroom control.”  

Olshan’s Shareholder Activism practice has consistently received #1 rankings across the board in every league table and publication that covers shareholder activism, including Bloomberg Global Activism League Table, FactSet, Refinitiv Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard and Activist Insight Monthly, and top legal directories, including Chambers USA and Legal 500.

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