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Corporations As Advocates: To Engage or Not to Engage? And If So, When? And How?

In an era of protests, boycotts and activism, executives face the potential loss of current and future customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and -- especially when weighing in on politically sensitive matters -- the wrath of elected officials. Against this backdrop, even silence can alienate certain stakeholders. So, what should companies do?

ESG in M&A: From Afterthought to Central Focus

How do ESG considerations factor into M&A? Managing Director Pat Tucker and Senior Vice President Jake Yanulis recently shared three things to keep in mind for future deal-making with Corporate Board Member.

Matt Reid Joins Abernathy MacGregor to Lead Los Angeles Office

We’re excited to announce that Matt Reid has joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of the Los Angeles office. He brings significant experience in corporate and financial communications, crisis management and public affairs to his new role.

Private Equity Carries a Big Stick and Should Speak Loudly

Private equity firms clearly have a big stick in terms of their importance to and influence over the U.S. economy, but historically the vast majority of them have spoken softly. In today’s environment, this needs to change.

The 10 Worst Things to Do When an Activist Comes Knocking

While there’s no one right way to react to an inquiry from an activist, there are a lot of ways to get it wrong. Our illustrated handbook highlights ten of the worst things you could do, and offers our perspective on how to think about your response differently so that you get a better business outcome.