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Ethan A. Klingsberg

Ethan A. Klingsberg

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Ethan A. Klingsberg is a partner in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. His practice comprises corporate, public company board of directors, M&A and SEC matters.

He has been repeatedly named a “BTI Client Service All-Star” based on the survey of general counsels of the Fortune 1000, and “Most Valuable Practitioner” in M&A, as well as having been selected, for a number of different assignments, as Dealmaker of the Year, Dealmaker of the Week and Dealmaker in the Spotlight by The American Lawyer and The Deal, and as a recipient of the Burton Award for Legal Achievement for writing on fiduciary duties. He is recognized as one of the country’s leading corporate lawyers in every major guide.

Ethan has helped a number of companies prevail against, manage and work constructively with “activist stockholders,” including in scenarios where these stockholders have board seats, are seeking board seats and do not have board seats.

His essays and articles are published in The Deal, Corporate Board Member, Directors Monthly, ABA Business Law, M&A Lawyer, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, Deal Lawyers, The M&A Journal and InsightsForbes wrote earlier this year that “[e]very CEO and every board member of every publicly traded company (and every thinking-about-being-publicly traded company) should drop whatever they are doing and read” his essay, “The Schizophrenic Investor Landscape.”

Ethan A. Klingsberg is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Balancing Concessions to Activists Against Responsiveness to the Broader Shareholder Base: Lessons from a Recent Settlement with an Activist (March 27, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Setting the Record Straight: Regulation G Does Not Apply to Non-GAAP Financial Projections in M&A Transactions (September 18, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
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