Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman > Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019
United States

Work Department

Corporate/Securities Law and Shareholder Activism Practice Groups




Elizabeth represents and provides strategic guidance to hedge funds and other large investors in shareholder activist situations, including large stock accumulations, behind-the-scenes engagements, letter writing campaigns, negotiated settlements, proxy contests, hostile takeovers and other activist related M&A activity.  She also advises individual directors and management teams in board disputes at private and public companies.  Recent representations have included a negotiated settlement by an investor group led by Legion Partners at Bed Bath & Beyond, a negotiated settlement by an investor group led by Ancora Advisors at Big Lots, successful proxy campaigns by investor groups at EQT Corporation and GameStop Corp., and the successful unsolicited acquisition of Perry Ellis International by its founder George Feldenkreis.

Elizabeth also assists both public and privately-held companies in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising transactions, tender and exchange offers, and general corporate and securities law matters, including SEC reporting and corporate governance.

Elizabeth was recognized in 2020 by The Legal 500 as one of five “Leading Lawyers” in the United States in the area of shareholder activism – advice to shareholders, named to the Notable Women in Law by Crain’s New York Business in 2019 and 2020, and consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Prior to joining Olshan, Elizabeth practiced in the corporate finance group of O’Melveny & Myers LLP and in the corporate group of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.


Board of Directors of the Columbia Law School Association


Elizabeth received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and holds a B.A., cum laude, from New York University College of Arts and Science.