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"How to Handle Hostile Attacks"

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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

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The increasing number of hostile attacks warrants preparation in advance. 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 an attack from this team of experts:

  • Ian Foster, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Jim Langston, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Scott Winter, Managing Director, Innisfree

Among the topics of this program are:

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


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