July 22, 2022

Deal Lawyers Download Podcast: Universal Proxy – Sean Donahue

Our new Deal Lawyers Download podcast features my interview with Goodwin’s Sean Donahue on the universal proxy rules.  Topics addressed in this 19-minute podcast include:

– How will universal proxy change the dynamic of proxy contests?
– What strategic and tactical opportunities does universal proxy create for activists?
– What are some vulnerabilities that public companies may not have focused on?
– What should public companies do between now and September 1 to put themselves in the best position to deal with the universal proxy rules?

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