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V&E's Shareholder Activism Practice Receives a Top Ranking by Refinitiv for Company and Board Representation in 2020

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V&E Achieves a #1 Ranking for 5th Year in a Row

Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism practice has been awarded a #1 ranking by Refinitiv for company and board representation for full-year rankings, credited with advising on 41 campaigns. This is the 5th consecutive year that Refinitiv has awarded V&E’s Shareholder Activism practice a top ranking.

V&E’s Shareholder Activism team has also received many other top rankings for public company defense, including:

  • The #1 ranking by FactSet for company and board representation based on the number of campaigns defended in 2020. V&E has received this ranking for five consecutive years.
  • The top ranking for public company defense by Activist Insight in 2020. V&E has received Activist Insight’s #1 ranking for public company defense for five straight years; and
  • The #1 ranking in Bloomberg’s inaugural league table for company defense for 2019 and the #3 ranking in its 2020 league table.

V&E’s Shareholder Activism practice also continues to rank among the top firms in the nation according to Legal 500 U.S. 2020’s guide for Shareholder Activism – Advice to Boards.  The Legal 500 U.S. 2020 guide further recognized Lawrence Elbaum and Patrick Gadson, co-heads of V&E’s Shareholder Activism practice – Elbaum as one of only two “Next Generation Partners” in the category and Gadson as a recommended practitioner. Sources laud Elbaum for “unsurpassed experience in, and knowledge of, this space,” and Gadson as “just the best” and a “go-to legal advisor” for activism defense situations.

Comprising approximately 30 attorneys, V&E’s Shareholder Activism practice leverages the firm’s top-tier M&A, corporate governance, securities and litigation practices, to defend public companies and their boards in proxy fights and other high-impact matters where corporate control is at stake.

About Vinson & Elkins
For more than 100 years, Vinson & Elkins has provided deep experience in handling transactions, investments, projects, and disputes worldwide. The firm is a trusted adviser to clients in the most important industrial and digital industries. Learn more by visiting www.velaw.com or follow us on Twitter @VinsonandElkins or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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