Dealing with Activist Shareholders
In light of the significant role activist shareholders are playing in corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions, Penn State Law’s Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions presents a free, public interest webinar entitled “Dealing with Activist Shareholders: From (a) Board Adoption of Protective Bylaws and a Two-Tier Pill, to (b) Mock Arguments Challenging the Bylaws and Pill in Delaware Chancery Court.” The program will take place on Nov. 17, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET.
A panel of participants with deep experience in dealing with activist issues will present mock arguments for and against actions taken by a target’s board in fighting a campaign by an activist shareholder. Morris Nichols partner William M. Lafferty will participate in the mock discussion, challenging the bylaws and pill in the Delaware Court of Chancery on behalf of shareholders and an activist.