Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 7th Avenue, W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Wed Nov 10 EST (in 24 days)
Location Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue, W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Region Americas

This program brings together activists, board directors and corporate management to discuss the state of play in activist engagement and what to expect in the upcoming shareholder season.

A full day of interviews, panel discussions, presentations by practice experts, strategists, advisors, activists and investors makes this one-day program an invaluable gathering, needed to effectively manage through the ever-evolving landscape of proxy fights and settlements.

Join us to share views and practices on the evolution and current state of shareholder activism in the US and abroad, with a focus on how engagements continue to shape efforts between directors, public company management and activist investors, all seeking positive outcomes.

• Engage
with industry thought leaders on why and how ongoing shareholder engagement and activism play a vital role in affecting share value

• Discover
how activist investors cultivate relationships with companies to positively influence sustained value creation

• Apply
the latest campaign practices of activists, how they unfold, their outcomes, and how boards and executives work constructively toward improved stock performance


2021 Speakers

Bahar Gidwani
Co-Founder, CSRHUB

Benjamin Dell
Managing Partner, Co-Founder, Kimmeridge

Heidi Welsh
Executive Director, Sustainable Investments Institute

Townsend “T” Belisle
CEO, EP and Creative Director, Haystack Needle, LLC

Kai Liekefett
Partner and Chair, Shareholder Activism Practice, Sidley Austin, LLP

Ed Mullane
North America Editor, Activistmonitor, Acuris

Carol Nolan Drake
Corporate Governance, ESG and Diversity, and Federal Relations Attorney and Author, Carlow Consulting

Rhonda Brauer
Founder and President, RLB Governance LLC

Josh Black
Editor-in-Chief, Activist Insight Ltd

Jason Frankl
Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Zachary George
Co-Founder, FrontFour Capital Group

Eric Rosenfeld
Chairman and CEO, Crescendo Partners

W Graeme Roustan
ICD.D, NACD Corporate Director Institute, Director, Executive Chairman, Roustan Capital

Jared Landaw
Partner, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Barington Capital Group, L.P.

Jeffrey Korn
General Counsel/Secretary, Crexendo

Phil Goldstein
Principal, Bulldog Investors

Steven J. Pully
Director, Multiple Boards; Co-Founder, Speyside Partners

Dianne McKeever
Chief Investment Officer, Ides Capital

Daniel Yunger
Partner & Member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, Kekst CNC

Charles Elson
Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair of Corporate Governance, University of Delaware

Lex Suvanto
Global Managing Director, Financial Communications, Edelman

Leslie Picker
Reporter, CNBC

Andrew Behar
CEO, As You Sow

Jason Judd
Executive Director, Cornell University New Conversations Project, School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR)

Sarosh Kuruvilla
Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations, School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), Cornell University

David Katz
Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Cameron Munter
United States Ambassador (retired)

John Glenn Grau
President and CEO, InvestorCom

Bob Marese
President, MacKenzie Partners, Inc.

Eleazer Klein
Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Aneliya S. Crawford
Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Katherine Doherty
Corporate Finance Reporter, Bloomberg News

Dan Zacchei
President, Special Situations, Sloane & Company

Fred Pletcher
Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

James Han
Partner, Go Investment Partners

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
• Schulte Roth & Zabel


• Finsbury

• Edelman
• Haystackneedle
• InvestorCom
• FTI Consulting
• Sidley
• Morgan Stanley
• MacKenzie Partners
• Sloane & Company
• Davies

• Boldly
• CSR Hub