Sidley represented SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ: SPTN) in its successful proxy contest against activist hedge funds Macellum and Ancora. All incumbent directors were elected to the board by the shareholders at the 2022 annual meeting. A link to the press release is available here.
Sidley’s team was led by partners and co-chairs of the Shareholder Activism and Corporate Defense practice, Kai Haakon Liekefett and Derek Zaba. The activism team included associates Eric Goodwin, Taylor Wood, Johnathan Sargent, and Max Xiao. Partner Lindsey Smith, counsel Katie LaVoy, and associate Christine Duque assisted on general securities law and governance matters, and partner Corey Perry and associate Ryan McLeod provided advice on executive compensation matters.