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Shaun J. Mathew

Shaun J. Mathew

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

New York, NY, USA


Shaun J. Mathew is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on counseling public companies and their boards of directors on shareholder activism and hostile takeover response and preparedness, investor engagement, and complex corporate governance matters. Shaun also has significant experience advising public and private companies on U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, and other special situations. 

Shaun is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he co-founded the Harvard Association for Law & Business, and New York University.  He is an advisor to the Ashoka Foundation through the Ashoka Support Network and serves on the advisory boards of the Harvard Association for Law & Business and the NYU Lawyer Alumni Mentoring Program.

Representative Matters:

  • Wynn Resorts in its agreement with Elaine Wynn regarding the composition of the Wynn Resorts board of directors and in its response to the “withhold-the-vote” campaign by Elaine Wynn
  • Xerox in its agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason regarding the composition of the Xerox board of directors
  • Vitamin Shoppe in its defense against a full slate proxy contest by Vintage Capital and its agreements with Vintage Capital and Shah Capital regarding the composition of the Vitamin Shoppe board of directors
  • Avis Budget Group in its defense against a proxy contest by SRS Investment Management and its agreement with SRS regarding the composition of the Avis Budget Group board of directors
Shaun J. Mathew is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, Cleveland, OH
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