Sidley represented Box, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOX) in its successful proxy contest against activist hedge fund Starboard Value. All incumbent directors up for election were reelected by the stockholders at the 2021 annual meeting. The full press release can be found here.
Sidley’s team was led by partners and co-chairs of the Shareholder Activism and Corporate Defense practice Derek Zaba and Kai Haakon Liekefett. The proxy contest team included associates Jessica Wood, Evan Johnson, Kathy Wang, Hana Lee, Saba Yasmin, and Johnathan Sargent. Moreover, Holly Gregory, Rebecca Grapsas, and Claire Holland (Corporate Governance), as well as Corey Perry (Executive Compensation).