CEO Activism: When Does It Make Sense to Speak Out?

October 8, 2019 All Industries Activism

CEOs are taking a stand during divisive moments, complaining about the U.S. president and his policies, running ads on controversial topics and letting their political views be known. But is this a good thing? Some companies are saying “yes.” But a few governance and public relations experts are say “no,” or at least, “very rarely.”

Regulatory Trends Impacting Public Companies

September 10, 2019 All Industries Activism

The United States may no longer be the country for entrepreneurs to try out new technology and break things, says Ed Knight, executive vice president and global chief legal and policy officer at Nasdaq. He and Melissa Sawyer, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, discuss some of the emerging issues in regulation and how regulators are changing their focus.

The Amazon Effect on Healthcare M&A

July 30, 2019 Healthcare Activism

Amazon.com has set its sight on industries outside the disrupted retail space. Why not healthcare? That alarming angle was stoked in 2018 when Amazon teamed up with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Berkshire Hathaway to cut health care costs.

Two Activism Trends That Might Menace Your Board

July 8, 2019 All Industries Activism

In the past few years activists have broadened their horizons, targeting even small and mid cap companies. Institutional investors are supporting activists more and more, and if you didn’t already have enough keeping you up at night, there are two new trends in this ever evolving landscape that put your company at risk.