Enrico Granata

Enrico Granata

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Court Upholds Poison Pill in Response to Activist Accumulations

The Delaware Court of Chancery on May 2 rejected a request by Third Point to enjoin Sotheby’s annual stockholder meeting, scheduled for May 6, because of a “poison pill” stockholder rights plan adopted by Sotheby’s board....more

5/13/2014 - Board of Directors Breach of Duty Poison Pill Shareholder Rights Sothebys Stockholders' Meetings Third Point

Poison Pills with Lower Ownership Thresholds for Activist Investors Come Under Attack

On March 25, 2014, Daniel Loeb’s Third Point LLC filed suit against Sotheby’s and its directors in Delaware’s Court of Chancery to invalidate Sotheby’s poison pill. The board of Sotheby’s adopted the poison pill this past...more

4/28/2014 - Board of Directors Minority Shareholders Poison Pill Professional Liability Shareholder Litigation Shareholders Sothebys

Bill Ackman’s Resignation from J.C. Penney Board Serves as Reminder of Challenges for Both Activists and the Boards They Sit On

In the March issue of Unsolicited Views, we published an article entitled “Practical Tips on Board Confidentiality.” In that article, we warned that “the increasing number of board members selected by activists and other...more

8/20/2013 - Board of Directors Confidential Information Fiduciary Duty JCPenney Public Disclosure Shareholders

Practical Tips on Board Confidentiality

Heightened stockholder engagement and influence, a proliferation in the availability of third-party information (including through social media) and a desire for greater corporate transparency and accountability have...more

3/19/2013 - Board of Directors Confidentiality Policies Corporate Governance Data Breach Data Protection Disclosure Requirements Shareholders

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