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"How to Handle Hedge Fund Activism"

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]


The increasingly level of hedge fund activism warrants the same type of preparation as for a hostile takeover bid. Careful planning is critical, as some attacks are designed to facilitate a takeover or force a sale of the target. Learn the art of responding to a hedge fund attack from this team of experts:

  • Joele Frank, Founding Partner, Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
  • David Katz, Partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
  • Christopher Young, Director of M&A Research, RiskMetrics Group
  • Veronica Rendon, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

This program will cover:

  • What steps can companies take to prepare in advance for a hedge fund attack, including how to prepare the board?
  • What type of responses are required or recommended with the hedge fund that mounts an attack, including the litigation perspective?
  • What do hedge funds look for in a potential target, including both financial and governance characteristics?
  • What can companies do now to improve their relations with hedge funds and be proactive?

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