July 26, 2022

Deal Lawyers Download Podcast: Universal Proxy – Michael Levin

Our new Deal Lawyers Download podcast features my interview with Michael Levin, founder of The Activist Investor &, who provided an activist’s perspective on the universal proxy rules.  Topics addressed in this 23-minute podcast include:

– How activists will approach universal proxy’s minimum solicitation requirement
– How the implementation of universal proxy will change the dynamics of proxy contests
– The likelihood of more proxy contests involving multiple activists
– Key decisions that companies and activists need to make

If you have something you’d like to talk about, please feel free to reach out to me via email at I’m wide open when it comes to topics – an interesting new judicial decision, other legal or market developments, best practices, war stories, tips on handling deal issues, interesting side gigs, or anything else you think might be of interest to the members of our community are all fair game.

– John Jenkins