Our Practice
Special Situations

Special Situations

When the unexpected occurs, experience is essential. Our integration of legal, governance, government relations, and communications expertise affords our clients a thoughtful and effective response no matter how special the situation. We provide securities and corporate law advice, but we go beyond that. We guide the directors in the discharge of their fiduciary duty. Our extensive transactional and boardroom experience, as well as our expertise in litigation and regulatory risk, allow us to equip our clients with the most effective legal and governance tools to promote and protect their interests.

We have been retained by special committees in connection with proxy contests, board investigations, complex reorganization and related party transactions, and significant litigation and regulatory enforcement matters. We have acted for special committees and audit committees in response to whistleblower allegations, public relations matters related to internal control failures, employee misconduct, and financial reporting.

We also provide advice throughout periods of challenge and uncertainty, including contested shareholder meetings, internal and regulatory investigations, M&A activities and takeover defenses, CEO departures, emergent conflict of interest situations, and company-threatening litigation. The combination of our legal expertise and communications strategy experience has afforded our clients a robust array of solutions during each of these situations and more.