The Legal 500 US 2020 Recognizes Olshan as a Top Tier 1 Firm in Shareholder Activism and Names Three Activist Practice Partners as “Leading Lawyers”; Olshan’s Advertising Practice and Attorneys Also Recognized in the Guide
Olshan’s Shareholder Activism practice has again been recognized by The Legal 500 in its annual guide to leading law firms and attorneys as a Tier 1 Leading Firm in Shareholder Activism - advice to shareholders, and five of the practice’s lawyers have been acknowledged. Co-Chairs Steve Wolosky and Andrew Freedman and partner Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman were recognized as “Leading Lawyers,” partner Meagan Reda was recognized as a “Recommended Lawyer,” and partner Ryan Nebel was recognized as a “Key Lawyer.” It is notable that The Legal 500 only recognized five attorneys in the nation as “Leading Lawyers” in the area of shareholder activism and that three of them are Olshan partners.
The firm has also been named as a Tier 3 Leading Firm in Advertising and Marketing: Transactional and Regulatory, and four lawyers have been acknowledged. Chair Andrew Lustigman and partners Tamara Carmichael and Scott Shaffer were recognized as Recommended Lawyers, and counsel Safia Anand was named a Key Lawyer.
On Olshan’s top-ranked Shareholder Activism practice, The Legal 500 notes, “Olshan’s New York-based shareholder activism group acts for some of the markets most prolific strategic investors, including Starboard Value and Elliott Management.” The Legal 500 also notes that “In addition to acting for US shareholders, the firm also has a strong reputation among international activist investors, including those in Europe and Japan” and that “standout highlights from the past year include Gonzalez-Sussman and Wolosky acting for a shareholder group led by Rice Team in its successful campaign to nominate seven members to the board of EQT Corporation.”
The Advertising, Marketing and Promotions practice group is noted for, “advising clients on a range of matters, including sweepstakes and promotions, advertising clearance and compliance, direct marketing, and marketing issues in the online and mobile spaces. Legal 500 also notes that “Lustigman is particularly focused on FTC regulation and compliance matters, with a solid record in the retail, e-commerce, and pharmaceutical sectors, while Tamara Carmichael is recommended for matters which overlap with IP work,” while “Shaffer specialises in direct marketing compliance, as well as representing clients on the contentious side.” The publication also commented that on the transactional side, “the firm advises on… intellectual property licensing and negotiations, and pricing issues.”