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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Shaun Mathew

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Position

Shaun J. Mathew is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Shaun counsels public companies and their boards of directors on shareholder activism and hostile takeover response and preparedness, investor engagement, and complex corporate governance matters. In addition, Shaun is a member of Kirkland’s Crisis Response practice group, counseling clients on internal and external communications in high-profile crisis situations. His recent experience includes representing public companies across industries in responding to activist campaigns involving a number of activist investors, including Elliott Management, Carl Icahn, Starboard Value, JANA Partners, and Engaged Capital.


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Shareholder activism: advice to boards

Within: Shareholder activism: advice to boards

Kirkland & Ellis LLP's David Fox, Daniel Wolf and Shaun Mathew (the last of whom joined from Vinson & Elkins LLP) recently advised Avis Budget Group on a co-operation agreement with SRS Investment Management, terminating a two-month proxy contest. Mathew and Eric Schiele, who joined from Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, acted for Wynn Resorts in connection with a contest initiated by company founder Steve Wynn's ex-wife, who launched a withhold campaign against one director.  Other clients include The Vitamin Shoppe, which the team advised on agreements with Shah Capital Management and Vintage Capital Management.

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