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Shareholder Activism – What the GC Needs to Know

Recorded on: Nov. 20, 2017
Running Time: 00:59:57

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Taken from the Web Program Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2017 recorded November 2017 in New York.

Shareholder Activism – What the GC Needs to Know [00:59:57]

  • State of activism today – what are the trends
        o Changing face of activism
        o New alliances
        o New tactics
  • View from inside the boardroom – what happens when you get hit
  • The GC’s role – how it is changing
        o Role with management and with the board
        o Role with the activists on your board
  • Preparation 
        o Counseling management and the board 
        o Assembling a stand-by team
        o The stages of engagement
  • Pitfalls and issues
        o Conflicts of interest
        o Information sharing

Moderator:  Thomas Sabatino
Speakers: Steven Barg, Thomas E. Dunn, Michael D. Fricklas

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  • Trends in Shareholder Activism (September 2017)
    Thomas E. Dunn
Steven Barg ~ Co-Head, M&A Solutions, Goldman Sachs
Thomas E Dunn ~ Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP
Michael D. Fricklas ~ Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, Viacom Inc.
Tom Sabatino ~ Executive Vice President and General Counsel , Aetna Inc.
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