NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shareholder activist funds have amassed over $84 billion, more than double the assets they oversaw just four years ago, according to The New York Times. Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP ("SRZ") has long provided counsel to many of the shareholder activists and, according to a Reuters report, has "come to dominate the activism market." On Thursday, October 3, SRZ hosts its 4th Annual Shareholder Activism Conference in New York, featuring timely discussions on activist investing. The event is invitation only.
Headlining the list of speakers are SRZ partners Marc Weingarten and David E. Rosewater, preeminent practitioners in the area of shareholder activism and activist investing, alongside partner Michael E. Swartz, a litigator who has also worked on numerous shareholder activism cases.
In addition, SRZ's conference brings together an impressive list of activist panelists including Jesse Cohn of Elliott Management, Gregory P. Taxin of the Clinton Group, Inc. and David F. Trenchard of Knight Vinke, as well as prominent institutional investors, proxy solicitors and advisors. The keynote will be delivered by Dinakar Singh of TPG-Axon Capital Management, which Mr. Weingarten and Mr. Rosewater advised, and Mr. Swartz litigated on behalf of, in a successful activist campaign at SandRidge Energy, Inc.
"There is a new wave of shareholder activism and this conference gives us the opportunity to discuss current developments and share in the knowledge and experience of activist investors, institutional investors and proxy professionals," commented Mr. Weingarten.
Alan S. Waldenberg, chair of the firm's executive committee and chair of the tax group, commented, "Schulte Roth & Zabel has become the go-to firm for shareholder activism advice. It's no surprise our annual Shareholder Activism Conference has become a premier gathering for the leaders in this sector."
SRZ has advised activists and occasional activists, as well as companies, boards of directors and interested shareholders, on a wide variety of corporate governance and control issues and activist and defense strategies, from behind the scenes long-term partnerships between shareholders and managements to proxy contests and content solicitations.
SRZ's Shareholder Activism Resource Center, built from the firm's unparalleled expertise in applicable securities laws, proxy rules and current state-of-market practice, is updated regularly and includes SRZ attorney-authored articles of interest, alerts on cases and emerging rules and regulations, practice highlights, and industry news and publications.
To visit SRZ's Shareholder Activism Resource Center, click here.
About Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (www.srz.com) is a full-service law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and London. As one of the leading law firms serving the financial services industry, the firm regularly advises clients on corporate and transactional matters, as well as providing counsel on regulatory, compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. The firm's practices include M&A securities & capital markets; litigation; employment & employee benefits; investment management; business reorganization; environmental; finance; individual client services; intellectual property, sourcing & technology; real estate; regulatory & compliance; structured products & derivatives; and tax.