Sidley was ranked No. 1 in Refinitiv’s global legal shareholder activism defense league tables for H1 2023. This follows Sidley’s No. 1 ranking for 2022.
Sidley’s representations in the first half of 2023 included Freshpet vs. JANA, Alkermes vs. Sarissa, Rogers vs. Starboard, Nordstrom vs. Ryan Cohen, Emerson Electric vs. National Instruments, LivePerson vs. Starboard, Purple Innovation vs. Coliseum, Avantax vs. Engine Capital, Pitney Bowes vs. Hestia Capital, and Cutera vs. Voce Capital.
This ranking follows Sidley’s recent No. 1 rankings by Bloomberg and FactSet for legal shareholder activism and corporate defense for H1 2023. Additionally in 2023, Sidley was ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA for “Corporate/M&A: Takeover Defense,” and in Tier 1 by The Legal 500 (U.S.) for “Shareholder Activism – Advice to Boards.” Sidley was also ranked No. 1 in the shareholder activism defense league tables by Bloomberg, FactSet, and Refinitiv for the year 2022. The Deal named Sidley “Activism Defense Law Firm of the Year (Large Cap)” in 2021 and 2022
Over the past five years, Sidley has represented companies in more than 100 proxy contests, several hundred other activist campaigns, and dozens of settlements—far exceeding any other corporate defense law practice in the world.