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New York Law Journal Names Lawrence Elbaum a 2018 Rising Star


Vinson & Elkins partner Lawrence Elbaum has been named one of New York Law Journal’s 2018 Rising Stars. The awards honor the best and brightest among New York’s legal community, who have influenced their practice areas in New York and beyond.

Elbaum is co-head of V&E’s Shareholder Activism Practice. In this role, he leverages over a decade of experience as a securities litigator and business advisor to counsel senior management and boards of public companies with respect to proxy contests and other shareholder activism campaigns, such as merger contests, precatory proposals, consent solicitations, withhold the vote/vote “no” campaigns and short attacks. He also advises these clients concerning corporate governance matters, strategic investor relations and related litigation and investigations in the United States and abroad.

Outside of the office, Elbaum works with organizations to promote gender and ethnic diversity in public company boardrooms across the U.S. He devotes significant efforts to pro bono and other charitable work, including using his training as a litigator to represent battered and indigent women in connection with divorce, alimony and child custody and support proceedings in New York, in addition to supporting a host of regional, national and global charities.

The winners will be honored at an event in Manhattan in October. Elbaum’s profile in the New York Law Journal’s Professional Excellence magazine can be found here.

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