Activism Workshops

Crisis Management – Managing Special Situations from the Issuer Perspective

Managing an Activist Engagement from the Issuer Perspective

Workshop # 1: Crisis Management: Managing Special Situations from the Issuer Perspective

October 31

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY

By Invitation Only

Company boards and management will go behind closed doors, and under Chatham House Rule to examine how to effectively engage with activists. Topics include 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, and How to Deal with an Activist on Your Board.

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

  1. Michelle Applebaum
    Independent Board Director
    Northwest Pipe Company
    Highland Park, IL
  2. Bob Bostrom
    Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
    Abercrombie & Fitch
    Columbus, OH
  3. Margaret Brown
    Associate, Investment Banking
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  4. Brian P. Campbell
    Vice President & General Counsel
    DHI Group
    New York, NY
  5. Kate Clark
    Director
    Joele Frank
    New York, NY
  6. Jennifer DiBerardino
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    Cotiviti Holdings, Inc
    New York, NY
  7. Michael Freitag
    Partner
    Joele Frank
    New York, NY
  8. Darryl Gibbs
    Lead Director & Associate General Counsel
    Axa Financial
    New York, NY
  9. Tanya Holcomb
    Vice President & General Counsel at Global Litigation
    HONEYWELL
    Morristown, NJ
  10. Sheila Hooda
    Board Director
    Virtus Investment Partners
    Pelham Manor, NY
  11. David Katz
    Partner
    Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
    New York, NY
  1. Bob Marese
    Managing Director
    MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  2. Sabastian Niles
    Partner
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    New York, NY
  3. Alexandra O’Donohue
    Associate General Counsel & Director
    Annaly Capital Management/FIDAC
    New York, NY
  4. Hannah Orowitz
    VP, Associate General Counsel
    XL Catlin
    New York, NY
  5. Alfredo Porretti
    Vice President
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  6. Meaghan Repko
    Partner
    Joele Frank
    New York, NY
  7. David Rosewater
    Managing Director
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  8. Tom Sabatino
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel
    Aetna
    New York, NY
  9. Vidish Shah
    Associate, Shareholder Activism & Corporate Defense
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  10. Ed Trissel
    Partner
    Joele Frank
    New York, NY
  11. David Whissel
    Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate Governance
    MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY

Workshop # 2: Managing an Activist Engagement from the Issuer Perspective

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY

By Invitation Only

Company boards and management will go behind closed doors, and under Chatham House Rule to examine how to effectively engage with activists. Topics include 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, and How to Deal with an Activist on Your Board.

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

  1. Michelle Applebaum
    Independent Board Director
    Northwest Pipe Company
    Highland Park, IL
  2. Brian P. Campbell
    Vice President & General Counsel
    DHI Group
    New York, NY
  3. Jennifer DiBerardino
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    Cotiviti Holdings, Inc
    New York, NY
  4. William Horton
    Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
    Verizon Communications
    New York, NY
  5. David Katz
    Partner
    Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
    New York, NY
  6. Nick Lamplough
    Partner
    Joele Frank
    New York, NY
  7. Bob Marese
    Managing Director
    MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  8. Dan McDermott
    Senior Vice President
    ICR
    New York, NY
  1. Sabastian Niles
    Partner
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    New York, NY
  2. Hannah Orowitz
    VP, Associate General Counsel
    XL Catlin
    New York, NY
  3. Adam Pollack
    Managing Director
    Joele Frank
    New York, NY
  4. David Rosewater
    Managing Director
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  5. Matt Sherman
    Partner
    Joele Frank
    New York, NY

Applicants will be notified within 2 business days of applying.

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