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in the news

May 03, 2019 Public Demands Slip As More Activists Opt For Quiet Change, Law360

This feature story notes that the first quarter of 2019 has been the quietest since 2015 for activist investors – likely due to increased preference for behind-the-scene discussions. Partner Keith Gottfried was interviewed for the piece and he notes that, “I have been handling probably more large-cap activism defense situations this year than I ever had in past years … and they got resolved very amicably through constructive shareholder engagement.”

Apr 24, 2019 New Israeli Investor Visa to Woo Tech Startups, Law360

Taking effect May 1, the E-2 investor program allows Israeli entrepreneurs to receive investor visas to launch startups in high-tech and other industries in the United States, and to work in the country to develop those businesses. Reciprocal rules will allow US investors to start new businesses in Israel using B-5 visas.

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Press releases

May 17, 2019 Morgan Lewis Leaps to #4 in 2019 BTI Brand Elite Report

Morgan Lewis has been named the fourth strongest law firm brand by BTI Consulting Group in its 2019 Brand Elite report, representing a nine-place jump over the firm’s 2018 ranking #13 spot. The ranking places Morgan Lewis among the top four best brands, alongside global firms Skadden, Jones Day, and Latham & Watkins.

May 14, 2019 Morgan Lewis Partner Susan Resley Named Among Top Women Lawyers in California

In a profile of the honorees, the Daily Journal highlighted Susan’s successful representation of companies, boards and their committees, individual directors, senior offices, employees of companies, and financial institutions, including her work on behalf of a Fortune 100 business in connection with regulatory investigations into former senior executives of a company it acquired.

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