Governance Watch Webcast: Shareholder Activism

September 22, 2022

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Cleary Gottlieb partner James Langston participated in the Governance Watch Webcast: Shareholder Activism.

The nature of shareholder activism continues to expand to include efforts that are not looking to make meaningful change, but rather to make a performative point. Panelists discussed:

  • The current landscape of big ‘A’ activism and how it has changed from last year
  • The key areas of vulnerability for companies
  • Implications for the new universal proxy card rules
  • The rise of celebrity activism and politically motivated shareholder proponents


  • Pamela Codo-Lotti, Global Chief Operating Officer – Activism Defense & Shareholder Advisory, Goldman Sachs
  • Jim Langston, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb
  • Scott Winter, Managing Director, Innisfree M&A Incorporated
  • Paul Washington, Executive Director, The Conference Board ESG (Moderator)

This Governance Watch program is hosted by Cleary and The Conference Board ESG Center.

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