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Vinson & Elkins Tops Activist Insight Shareholder Defense Ranking for 6th Year in a Row

By John Jannarone

Law firm Vinson & Elkins has been recognized as the number one shareholder activism practice in Activist Insight’s 2021 Adviser Awards, marking six straight years at the top of the league table.

The 30-attorney team at V&E is led by partners Lawrence Elbaum and Patrick Gadson, pictured above.

Activist Insight has credited V&E with defending 194 campaigns waged by activists against boards and management teams of public companies over the last six years. That compares with 119 campaigns for the rival firm that ranks second place, Sidley Austin.

“Six consecutive years as the top-ranked firm confirms the value of our counsel to our clients,” Mr. Elbaum said.

“This recognition highlights that, for the better half of the past decade, our practice has become a destination for sound, aggressive and highly focused advice for boards and companies targeted by activists,” added Mr. Gadson.

V&E’s shareholder activism practice recently has also won several other awards, including:

  • “Tier 1” by Legal 500 U.S., M&A/Corporate and Commercial – Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards, 2021
  • Chambers Ranked, Corporate/M&A: Takeover Defense (New York), 2021
  • #1 Ranked by FactSet and Refinitiv for number of campaigns defended for five years in a row, 2016 – 2020
  • #1 Ranked by Bloomberg’s inaugural full-year rankings in 2019 based on number of campaigns defended

Messrs. Elbaum and Gadson have been individually recognized as well, with accolades including:

Lawrence Elbaum

  • Ranked in Chambers USA Corporate/M&A: Takeover Defense (New York), 2021
  • Highlighted as a “Next Generation Partner” by The Legal 500 U.S., Shareholder Activism – Advice to Boards, 2021
  • Finalist for “Dealmaker of the Year,” The Deal Awards, 2019
  • Named New York Law Journal “Rising Star,” 2018

Patrick Gadson

  • Recognized as “Up and Coming” in Chambers USA Corporate/M&A: Takeover Defense (New York), 2021
  • Featured on Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Dealmakers in America” list, 2021
  • Highlighted as a “Next Generation Partner” by The Legal 500 U.S., Shareholder Activism – Advice to Boards, 2021
  • Named a 2019 “Rising Star” by The Deal

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