Awards and Rankings January 15, 2020

Goodwin Highly Ranked by Bloomberg’s Shareholder Activism League Tables

Bloomberg’s 2019 Global Activism Market Review Adviser Rankings have named Goodwin one of the premiere legal advisers to target companies by number of engagements as well as the Top Company Advisor within the Investment Fund sector. These rankings demonstrate the strength of Goodwin’s Shareholder Activism & Takeover Defense practice, which has over 30 years of experience designing strategies to protect public companies of all types and sizes from activist attacks. These capabilities are further augmented by Goodwin’s expertise in life sciences, technology and real estate, providing clients a versatile, fully integrated team with the knowledge, insights and contacts to ensure that matters are resolved quickly and successfully.

“We are honored that Bloomberg has chosen to recognize Goodwin among the top US law firms advising issuers against activist attacks in the debut of their League Table rankings,” said Joe Johnson, partner and head of the Shareholder Activism & Takeover Defense practice. “These rankings reflect Goodwin’s decades of experience in designing winning strategies against all sizes of activists across a broad spectrum of industries and market capitalizations.”

Bloomberg’s 2019 Global Activism Market Review Adviser Rankings highlight the elite financial advisers, legal advisers, investor relations advisers and proxy solicitors that advise companies or activists on activism or major M&A-related matters during the course of an activist campaign. This year, Bloomberg evaluated 518 new activist campaigns with activist stakes worth $76 billion.