WHAT: CommPRO.biz —a B2B digital community serving the public relations/investor relations, marketing, advertising and corporate communications industries—will host a free webinar on Wednesday, September 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time exploring “Shareholder Activism Viewed as a Political Campaign.” The webinar will be moderated by Keith E. Gottfried, Partner & Shareholder Activism Defense Practice Leader at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, who was a U.S. Senate confirmed political appointee in the administration of President George W. Bush. Serving on the webinar panel will be the following experts from both the political and shareholder activism arenas:
Steven Balet (Managing Director, Strategic Communications at FTI Consulting, Inc.)
Stephen L. Brown (Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center)
Arthur B. Crozier (Chairman, Innisfree M&A Incorporated)
Duncan Herrington (Vice President, M&A & Contested Situations, Credit Suisse Securities LLC)
Andrew S. Ricci (Vice President, LEVICK)
WHEN: 2 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 28, 2016
MEDIA: Media are welcome to attend.
ABOUT: In this webinar, which is being sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, we will focus on the numerous parallels between an activist investor campaign that seeks to replace one or more members of a public company’s board of directors with a political election campaign, such as the pending presidential election contest. Some of the similarities between an activist investor campaign and a political campaign are striking as an activist campaign is ultimately about “winning the hearts and minds” of as many voting shareholders as possible and the support of key voting blocks and developing a messaging platform that has broad appeal to numerous voting blocks and which can be regularly repeated through various channels is integral to both types of campaigns . For this timely webinar, being held less than 60 days before one of the most interesting elections in U.S. history is decided, we have assembled a panel that combines experts from the political and shareholder activism arenas. We also have as our moderator Keith E. Gottfried, who not only has extensive experience in shareholder activism but also, as a former White House appointee, has substantial insight into the political world as well.