Managing an Activist Engagement

A Workshop from the Issuer Perspective

OCTOBER 10, 2019
9AM – 12PM
WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ
28TH FLOOR ROOM F1
51 W 52ND STREET
NEW YORK, NY

Managing an Activist Engagement: A Workshop From the Issuer Perspective

Company boards and management will go behind closed doors, to examine how to effectively engage with activists. This issuer-focused workshop will explore various aspects and approaches to activist engagements at the board level.

  • How to Stay Off an Activist’s Radar

  • How to Keep an Activist Engagement Private

  • When to Settle or Not to Settle an Activist Engagement

  • How to Deal with an Activist on Your Board

This program will operate under Chatham House Rule.

Who Can Attend

Public Company Executives including:

  • Investor Relations
  • General Counsels and Chief Legal Officers
  • Corporate Secretaries
  • Governance
  • Board Directors

Please note: This workshop is for public company executives only.

Register to Attend

 Space is limited to 25 participants. All applicants will be notified of registration within 2 business days.

Session Leaders

Partner
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
New York, NY

Managing Director – Mergers & Acquisitions
Morgan Stanley
New York, NY

Managing Director
MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
New York, NY

Executive Vice President
MacKenzie Partners
New York, NY

 

 

 

Time Description
8:30-9:00 AM Arrival and Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
9:05-9:45 AM How to Stay Off an Activist’s Radar
9:45-10:25 AM How to Keep an Activist Engagement Private
10:25-10:40 AM Networking Break
10:40-11:20 AM When to Settle or Not to Settle an Activist Engagement
11:20-12:00 PM How to Deal with an Activist on Your Board
12:00 PM Closing Remarks
12:05 PM Program Adjourns

CONFIRMED ATTENDEES

  1. Diana Allen
    Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
    ChannelAdvisor Corporation
    New York, NY
  2. Jan Childress
    Director, Investor Relations
    Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
  3. Stephen Diamond
    Assistant General Counsel
    Pfizer Inc.
    New York, NY
  4. Sylvia Dooley
    Vice President & Corporate Secretary
    Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
  5. Kim Golodetz
    Senior Vice President, Principal
    LHA Investor Relations
    New York, NY
  6. Sari Granat
    EVP, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
    IHS Markit
    New York, NY
  7. Bill Horton
    SVP, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
    Verizon Communications
    New York, NY
  8. Michael Hyun
    Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
    PSEG
    Newark, NJ
  9. David Katz
    Partner
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    New York, NY
  10. Adam Kokas
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
    Atlas Air Worldwide
    Purchase, NY
  11. Patty Kong
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    CBS Corporation
    New York, NY
  12. George Kopcsay
    Staff VP, Corporate Counsel
    Atlas Air Worldwide
    Purchase, NY
  1. Stephen Ksenak
    General Counsel
    Ambac Financial Group, Inc.
    New York, NY
  2. Lily Mahdavi
    Managing Director – Mergers & Acquisitions
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  3. Bob Marese
    Managing Director
    MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  4. Lorraine Mandel
    General Counsel, retired
    XL Group 
    New York, NY
  5. Cynthia Nastanski
    SVP, Corporate Law & Deputy Corporate Secretary
    PepsiCo, Inc.
    Purchase, NY
  6. Allie O’Donohue
    Associate General Counsel
    Annaly Capital
    New York, NY
  7. Kim Pittman
    SVP Associate General Counsel
    CBS Corporation
    New York, NY
  8. Kip Rupp
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    Quanta Services, Inc.
    Houston, TX
  9. Laura Sachar
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner
    StarVest Partners
    New York, NY
  10. Kira Schwartz
    SVP, Associate General Counsel
    Allergan
    New York, NY
  11. Karen Suber
    Chief Legal Officer
    Attune Capital Group
    New York, NY
  12. Judy Tomkins
    Senior Corporate Counsel
    Allergan
    New York, NY
  13. David Whissel
    Executive Vice President
    MacKenzie Partners
    New York, NY

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