Proxy Contests and Other Shareholder Activism Matters
Mr. Johnson represents companies in connection with hostile takeover defense, shareholder activism and proxy contests. In 2017 and 2018, he has advised LaSalle Hotel Properties, Cognizant, PAREXEL International, Monotype Imaging and Brightcove in connection with these types of matters. He has also defended iRobot, TIER REIT, Relmada Therapeutics, Lionbridge, LoJack, Progress Software and CPEX Pharmaceuticals against activist attacks in recent years.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr. Johnson has substantial experience in the merger and acquisition area, especially in tech and life sciences representing both buyers and sellers, including:
- Ansys, Inc. with its acquisitions of Ansoft Corporation, Apache Design Solutions, Inc., Fluent, Inc., Reaction Design Corporation and Space Claim Corp
- Imprivata in connection with its sale to Thoma Bravo
- Millennial Media in connection with its sale to AOL