Activist & Equity Investment Practice Chair
Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
A pioneer in shareholder activism, Steve spearheaded Olshan's Shareholder Activism Practice more than 20 years ago. Today, he is one of the leading lawyers in the country advising hedge funds and investment partnerships on activist situations in the United States and worldwide. Steve advises on some of the most high-profile activist campaigns year-in, year-out. Most notably, Steve led the pre-eminent proxy contest of 2014 representing Starboard Value's unprecedented, "extraordinary," and "historic" victory in its election contest against Darden Restaurants, Inc. In 2015 Steve led client H Partners to an unprecedented withhold campaign victory at Tempur Sealy and recently advised Elliott Associates in its successful campaign at Arconic. Steve has led over 500 proxy contests for board representation in his career.
Steve has been cited for his preeminence in shareholder activism and corporate and securities. According to Chambers USA, Steve is "the go-to guy, no question" when it comes to representing activists. In Best Lawyers in America, his clients are quoted as saying that "he possesses a deep understanding of both business and legal needs of the client." In addition, he is Martindale-Hubbell AV ("Preeminent") rated by his peers and consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers list since 2006.