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Abernathy MacGregor Names Carina Davidson President

We are pleased to announce that Carina Davidson, a member of the firm for more than 20 years and most recently Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed the firm’s President effective May 7, 2018.

Facing a Short Attack: Going Around the Critics

Once a short-seller publicly attacks your company, do you ignore them completely, declare all-out war, or pursue a middle course? Managing Director Sydney Isaacs builds on her earlier discussion of whether companies should respond to evaluate the options available.

Facing a Short Attack: Five Questions to Guide Your Response

An attack by an activist short-seller can be a profound communications challenge. Managing Director Sydney Isaacs presents five questions we ask our clients and ourselves in order to determine the optimal communications strategy in the face of a short attack.

No Neutral Ground: Preparing for Activism Everywhere in the Trump Era

In a highly combustible political environment where neutral ground is hard to find, what can companies do to prepare for a new age of activism, including customer boycotts, employee strikes, and public attention from the White House?

Should an activist be allowed to address the board?

In Directors & Boards magazine, Managing Director Jeremy Jacobs addresses the perennial question of whether corporate boards should meet with shareholder activists. Not every activist requesting a meeting should get one, but in certain instances, directors should keep their friends close and their activists closer.