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April 11, 2023 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Overview (Program Summary)

Activism can arise at any time and in a variety of different forms. Successful planning and defense requires an understanding of topical issues facing companies today. In this session, Latham & Watkins partners Josh Dubofsky and Chris Drewry will discuss the top 8 things you need to know to prepare for interactions with activist investors, including:

  1. UPC Uncertainty Drives Settlements
  2. Next Gen Advance Notice Bylaws
  3. Accessing a Company’s Shareholders
  4. Continued Focus on Board Composition
  5. Fewer Deals, But New Strategies and Players
  6. Activists Crowd into Large Caps
  7. Tech Companies: Protected by High Tech Defenses?


Josh Dubofsky, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Chris Drewry, Partner, Latham & Watkins


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