Sidley was ranked No. 1 in FactSet’s company defense league tables for law firms based on the new number of activist campaigns launched in the U.S. during the first half of 2022. These campaigns include Sidley’s activism defense representations of Hasbro v. Alta Fox, NiSource v. Elliott, SpartanNash v. Macellum and Ancora, Zendesk v. JANA, LivePerson v. Starboard, and Peloton v. Blackwells.
This ranking follows Sidley's recent No. 1 ranking in Bloomberg’s Global Activism Market Review for company-side engagements during the first half of 2022. Additionally, Chambers USA recently ranked Sidley in Band 1 for “Corporate M&A: Takeover Defense” and Kai Liekefett and Derek Zaba, the co-chairs of Sidley’s Shareholder Activism and Corporate Defense practice, as Top 5 lawyers in this category. They have represented companies in more than 100 proxy contests, several hundred other activist campaigns, and dozens of settlements — more than any other defense law practice in the country.
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