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10. Shareholder Activism in the COVID-19 Era

The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for businesses and their boards of directors. One of the critical matters boards always contend with is the threat of shareholder activism. Now, there is increased scrutiny of how well boards are managing the COVID-19 crisis. How are activists responding, and how can companies plan and react effectively? Our latest episode of The Sidley Podcast grapples with those questions and many others. Join host and Sidley partner, Sam Gandhi, as he speaks with two of Sidley’s thought leaders on shareholder activism — Beth Berg, who has over 18 years of experience in advising companies on shareholder activism, proxy contests, and takeover defense, and Kai Liekefett, co-chair of the firm’s Shareholder Activism practice, who focuses his practice solely on activism campaigns and proxy fights. 

Executive Producer: John Metaxas, WallStreetNorth Communications, Inc.