Enrico Granata

Enrico Granata

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Social Media and Proxy Contests

As the use of social media continues to grow, social media is likely to play an increasingly more prominent role in proxy contests. In this context, the recent Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations issued by the SEC’s...more

7/1/2014 - Compliance Proxy Contests SEC Shareholder Activism Social Media

“Greenmail” Makes a Comeback

The much-maligned 1980s tactic of “greenmail” appears to have made a comeback in 2013. “Greenmail” has generally been defined as the practice of purchasing enough shares in a company to threaten a takeover, and then using...more

12/20/2013 - Corporate Governance Excise Tax Greenmail Hostile Takeover Investors Proxy Contests Shareholders

Activists Increasingly Seek a “Second Bite at the Apple”

In recent proxy seasons we have noticed an increase in the frequency of “second bite” proxy contests. These situations can take various forms, including (i) a second proxy contest by an activist that reached a settlement with...more

11/26/2013 - Non-Disparagement Provisions Proxy Contests Settlement

“Short Slate” Rules: A Recap

“Short slate” proxy contests (i.e., contests where a dissident is soliciting proxies in support of nominees that, if elected, would constitute a minority of the board of directors) are expected to continue to be popular...more

2/15/2013 - Dissident Shareholders Proxy Contests Proxy Season Shareholders Short Slate Rules

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