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Shareholder Activism Defense Experience

Over the course of a career that spans close to 30 years, Keith Gottfried has advised numerous public companies on shareholder activism preparedness and defense, including in connection with high-profile proxy contests, special meeting demands, consent solicitations, and withhold vote/vote no campaigns.  Below are some of the shareholder activism defense matters that Keith has advised on (includes matters that Keith advised on at prior firms prior to founding Gottfried Shareholder Advisory LLC):

  • Defense of a mortgage REIT against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of an industrial REIT against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a medical imaging company against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a consumer products company against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a casual dining restaurant chain against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a closed-end investment company against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a mobile applications software company against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of an electrical utility against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a regional bank against a proxy contest

  • Defense of a marketing solutions company against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a marketing solutions company against a consent solicitation

  • Defense of a technology solutions company against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a software company against a threatened withhold campaign

  • Defense of an apparel company against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of an automobile parts retailer against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of an automobile parts supplier against a proxy contest

  • Defense of a managed IT services provider against a proxy contest

  • Defense of an auto industry software solutions provider against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a broadband and managed IT services provider against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a broadband products and solutions provider against a proxy contest

  • Defense of a diversified holding company against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a diversified holding company against a threatened consent solicitation

  • Defense of a diversified holding company against a special meeting demand

  • Defense of a rail industry parts supplier against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a waste management company against a proxy contest

  • Defense of a life sciences company against a proxy contest

  • Defense of a life sciences company against a special meeting demand

  • Defense of a distributor of motion picture entertainment against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a cable television network against a threatened proxy contest

  • Defense of a lead generation software company against a proxy contest

  • Defense of an application lifecycle software company against a threatened proxy contest
  • Defense of a semiconductor manufacturer against a proxy contest

  • Defense of an electronics manufacturer against a proxy contest

  • Defense of an information technology services company against a proxy contest