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V&E Ranked No. 1 Law Firm for Company Defense Based on Number of Campaigns in Refinitiv Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard for Fourth Consecutive Year

Shareholder Activism Scorecard

For the fourth consecutive year, Refinitiv, a global provider of financial markets data, has awarded Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism practice the No. 1 ranking for company and board representation based on the number of activism campaigns defended in 2019.

The top ranking from Refinitiv comes on the heels of Activist Insight and FactSet naming V&E the top firm for shareholder activism defense for the fourth year in a row, as well as the No. 1 ranking by Bloomberg for company defense in its inaugural shareholder activism league table released in January.

V&E’s Shareholder Activism team has notched other top results recently, including:

  • Ranked No. 1 for company defense in The Deal’s Q3 2019 and Full Year 2018 Shareholder Activism League Tables;
  • Ranked by The Legal 500 U.S. 2019, one of the largest legal referral guides, in Shareholder Activism – Advice to Boards;
  • Patrick Gadson, partner and co-leader of V&E’s Shareholder Activism practice, recognized as a 2019 Rising Star by The Deal; and
  • Lawrence Elbaum, partner and co-leader of V&E’s Shareholder Activism practice, named finalist for “Dealmaker of the Year” as part of The Deal Awards 2019 and 2018

Comprising approximately 30 attorneys, V&E’s Shareholder Activism practice, led by Elbaum and Gadson in New York and Jeff Floyd and Steve Gill in Houston, leverages the firm’s top-tier public company, M&A, corporate governance and litigation practices, to effectively represent companies facing shareholder activism.

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