Sidley was ranked No. 1 for legal advisers counseling companies in Refinitiv’s (formerly Thomson Reuters’) Global Shareholder Activism Review based on the number of activist campaigns launched during the first half of 2022. These campaigns include Sidley’s representations of Hasbro v. Alta Fox, NiSource v. Elliott, US Foods vs. Sachem Head, SpartanNash v. Macellum and Ancora, Zendesk v. JANA, LivePerson v. Starboard, and Peloton v. Blackwells.
This ranking follows Sidley’s recent No. 1 rankings in Bloomberg and FactSet for company-side activism and corporate defense engagements during the first half of 2022. Additionally, Chambers USA recently ranked Sidley in Band 1 for “Corporate M&A: Takeover Defense” and recognized Kai Liekefett and Derek Zaba, the co-chairs of Sidley’s Shareholder Activism and Corporate Defense practice, among the top five lawyers in this category. The team has 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 in recent years.
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