Registration Open – May 7th
Special Shareholder Activism Bootcamp
Sponsored by and Speakers from: Vinson & Elkins
At the Luxurious Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables (Prepare to be Pampered!)
Shareholder activism has replaced the hostile takeover as the greatest threat to the control of public companies.In 2018, there were over 280 activism campaigns and over 100 proxy fights – a new high water mark of reported incidents, not accounting for the countless unreported activist situations that occur every year.
Vinson & Elkins has the largest shareholder activism defense practice in the country, topping all the league tables in the past two years and counting. Led by Lawrence Elbaum and Patrick Gadson in NYC, Vinson & Elkins offers a shareholder activism boot camp that reviews the key players, themes and trends of shareholder activism. This boot camp also takes current and aspiring directors through a "mock proxy fight" - from the initial activist contact all the way to a contested election.
Vinson & Elkins‘ boot camp prepares directors to:
Lawrence and Patrick will provide attendees specific guidance on how to leverage the rising tide of shareholder activism into positions on new boards and prepare an activism preparedness assessment report for each public company represented by attendees. This report comes in the form of a short deck that analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of each company's performance, defensive structure and corporate governance practices through the lens of a shareholder activist. Our Silicon Valley chapter raves about this bootcamp!
Also, WCD’s (still relatively new) CEO, Susan Keating will be joining us that evening – no small feat given her very active calendar. Expect to hear previews of the soon to be completed strategic plan. She will also answer any questions, take your input on other matters.
You won't want to miss it!
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