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25 February, 2020 | (01 hr)

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What are the latest trends in shareholder activism and how can companies prepare for the future?

Join Paul Washington, Executive Director of The Conference Board ESG Center, as he hosts a panel of legal, communications, and investment banking experts who discuss the trends companies need to be prepared for.

Watch this program to learn about:

  • The rise of US-style activism around the globe, especially in Europe and Asia
  • The record-breaking level of M&A-related activist campaigns – before, during, and after deals
  • The changing nature of ESG activism
  • New players in shareholder activism
  • The evolving dynamics of activist campaigns

This series is hosted in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Who Should Attend:Current and prospective board members of public and private companies; CEOs, CFOs, Chief Strategy Officers, Chief Communications Officers, General Counsel, and other C-suite executives; corporate secretaries, investor relations officers, and M&A attorneys; investors; and other corporate governance, financial, and communications professionals.


James Langston

James Langston
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

James E. Langston’s practice focuses on public and private merger and acquisition transactions.

He also provides advice regarding governance matters and the fiduciary duties of officers and directors to corporations and their boards.

In 2016, Law360 named Jim one of its &ldq...Full Bio

Peter Michelsen

Peter Michelsen
Head of Activism and Shareholder Advisory for the Americas
Goldman Sachs

Pete is head of the Activism and Shareholder Advisory practice in the Americas. He advises clients on a range of complex and contested shareholder matters, including those involving shareholder activism, hostile Mergers & Acquisitions, governance challenges, and complex environmental and soci...Full Bio

Sharon Stern

Sharon Stern
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

Sharon Stern provides strategic communications counsel to Boards of Directors and c-suite executives involved in transactions, reorganizations and other special situations. She also works with small-mid- and large-cap companies across sectors to help them put in place long-term corporate position...Full Bio

Paul Washington

Paul Washington (Moderator)
Executive Director, ESG Center
The Conference Board

Paul Washington is a recognized leader with a distinguished career in the ESG space. Before joining The Conference Board ESG Center, he served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Time Warner Inc. He also served as Chief of Staff for the company’...Full Bio

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