Meagan Reda > Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019
United States

Work Department

Shareholder Activism Practice Group




Sought after for her skill and creativity, Meagan Reda works strategically and tirelessly to give her clients every possible advantage in their campaigns. She represents some of the most prolific investors in all aspects of their activist investments.

Meagan provides comprehensive counsel to hedge funds and other investors on all matters concerning shareholder activism and their investments, including corporate governance, investor engagements, proxy contests, withhold and letter-writing campaigns, consent and exempt solicitations, settlement negotiations, hostile takeovers, and other activist-related M&A activities. She conducts pre- and post-investment governance research and analysis, prepares nomination and shareholder proposal notices, required SEC filings such as Schedule 13Ds, and related campaign materials, and handles behind-the-scenes engagement and negotiations with company boards, management and their advisers through campaign completion and post-campaign integration. She also advises directors in boardroom disputes at both private and public companies.

Skilled at identifying opportunities for, and vulnerabilities to, effectuating change at corporations (both domestic and worldwide), Meagan excels at developing a roadmap tailored to achieve her clients’ specific goals and optimize results in contested proxy solicitation and negotiated resolutions. She has achieved winning results for some of the most notable activist investors in high-profile contentious situations. She represented Starboard Value at Papa John’s, eHealth, and Yahoo! and in Starboard Value’s historic victory securing all 12 board seats at Darden Restaurants. Meagan has an impressive track record representing clients in precedent-setting proxy campaigns including H. Partners in its seminal withhold campaign at Tempur Sealy and Land & Buildings’ victory in the first proxy contest to go to a vote under the SEC’s universal proxy card regime.

Dedicated, responsive, knowledgeable, and practical, Meagan goes above and beyond expectations to position her clients for success. Having worked on hundreds of activist campaigns, she knows the legal landscape, strategic considerations, and how best to achieve success. Meagan’s professionalism and diplomacy have helped her navigate particularly difficult situations and achieve resolutions that reflect her clients’ goals.


American Bar Association


Meagan received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from Northeastern University.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP continues to be a standout firm for shareholder activism, routinely serving as counsel to the most prominent investors in the market and involved both in complex matters and in a high volume of mandates. The department is a veteran of all types of activist campaigns, including cross-border work, advising on strategy and campaign management for clients navigating myriad issues. The versatile team is chaired by Andrew Freedman, a pre-eminent figure in shareholder-side activism advice, representing many of the most prolific activist investors and investment funds, as well as newly launched activist investment firms. Vice-chairs Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman and Ryan Nebel are further figures to note; Nebel excels in contentious and complex matters, and Gonzalez-Sussman has recently acted in unsolicited acquisitions and proxy campaigns for control. Shareholder activism pioneer and chair emeritus Steve Wolosky is another team member with vast experience, and Meagan Reda and Kenneth Mantel also stand out.