Squire Sanders Hosts Panel Discussion On Shareholder Activism: Industry Experts Weigh In

    View Authors April 2014

    On April 3, 2014, Squire Sanders hosted a roundtable discussion, “The Activist Shareholder,” during its 2014 Roundtable for General Counsel in the Chemical and Performance Materials Industries, a two-day executive event held in Washington, DC.

    The panel addressed the significant increase in shareholder activism in recent years, and examined shareholder activism from various industry expert perspectives, including that of Glenn Booraem, Principal and Fund Controller for Vanguard; Aeisha Mastagni, Investment Officer, Corporate Governance for the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) Investments; Patrick McGurn, Special Counsel, Institutional Shareholder Services; Ann Yerger, Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors; and Margaret Foran, Chief Governance Officer, Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc. and board member of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. The panel discussion was moderated by Abby E. Brown, Partner in the Global Corporate Practice of Squire Sanders.