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Patrick Gadson
Patrick Gadson
Partner — Shareholder Activism and Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner — Shareholder Activism and Mergers & Acquisitions

Patrick Gadson

Patrick Gadson
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Patrick Gadson

Experience Highlights

  • Synalloy in the defense of the proxy fight by Privet Fund Management and UPG LLC

  • Comscore in defense of the activism campaign of Starboard Value 

  • Owens Realty Mortgage in its proxy contest defense against Hovde Capital Advisors and Opal Advisors

  • Continental Grain in its activism campaign with D.E. Shaw against Bunge 

  • Nutrisystem in the defense of the activism campaign of Legion Partners 

  • Sandridge Energy in its proxy contest defense against Carl Icahn and in the defense of the unsolicited bid of Midstates Petroleum

Credentials

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2011
  • Cornell University, B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, 2006
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A: Takeover Defense (New York) “Up and Coming,” 2021
  • Legal 500 U.S., M&A/Corporate & Commercial: Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards, 2020 – 2021, “Next Generation Partner,” 2021
  • New York
  • “Best & Worst Things a Company Can Do When Approached by an Activist,” 13D Monitor Active Passive Investor Summit, April 16, 2019 (panelist)
  • “What to Do When the Barbarians Are At Your Gate: A Shareholder Activism Bootcamp,” National Investor Relations Institute Annual Conference, June 10, 2018 (speaker)
  • “Condensed Activism Bootcamp,” Corporate Governance Ohio Chapter Meeting, October 26, 2017 (speaker)