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From the Bylaws to the Ballot Box: Preparing for Shareholder Activism and Related Litigation in the 2021 Proxy Season

As we round the corner into the 2021 proxy season, shareholder activism experts are predicting one of the busiest years in recent decades for proxy fights, merger contests, withhold campaigns, and short attacks.

Please join the co-head of Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism practice, Lawrence Elbaum, co-chair of V&E’s Shareholder Litigation & Enforcement practice, Michael Charlson, and our special guest, General Counsel of Protagonist Therapeutics Matt Gosling, for a discussion about preparing, during peacetime, to navigate the rising tide of shareholder activism. Lawrence, Michael, and Matt will discuss how to proactively prepare for a shareholder activism campaign before one erupts, including the importance of enhanced governance practices and of maintaining proper procedures and controls to better position your company to help fend off activist attacks and manage activism-related litigation that often arises.


January 27, 2020, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. PT
Race to the Finish CLE Event
Association of Corporate Counsel, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter



Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Protagonist Therapeutics
Matt Gosling

This information is provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal advice.