Lawrence Elbaum is the co-head of V&E’s Shareholder Activism practice. He leverages more than a decade of experience as a securities litigator and business advisor to counsel senior management and boards of public companies with respect to shareholder activism campaigns and complex corporate governance matters.
Lawrence is highly experienced in advising clients concerning proxy fights, merger contests, consent solicitations, "Withhold the Vote" or "Vote No" campaigns, precatory proposals and short attacks. He also counsels clients on strategic investor relations and shareholder activism-related litigation and
investigations in the U.S. and abroad.
past four proxy seasons, Lawrence has successfully led scores of defense
engagements across all market capitalizations and covering virtually every
industry, including retail/wholesale, restaurant, hospitality, energy, mining,
manufacturing, engineering, pharmaceutical and real estate/REITs. He also
represents select investors in activism campaigns against public companies.
2018, the New York Law Journal gave Lawrence
its Rising Star award, which honors the most promising attorneys in New York’s
legal community under the age of 40 who have influenced their practice areas in
New York and around the country.
of the office, Lawrence works with organizations to promote gender and ethnic
diversity in public company boardrooms across Corporate America. He also devotes
significant efforts to pro bono work, including having represented battered and
indigent women in connection with divorce, alimony, and child custody and
support proceedings in New York City. In addition, he supports a host of
regional, national and global charities, including various Holocaust
remembrance and genocide prevention initiatives, The Boys and Girls Club of
America and Hassenfeld Children's
Hospital at NYU Langone.