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Jon is an associate in King & Spalding’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Activist Defense and Corporate Governance practices, resident in the New York office. He works with private and publicly traded companies to execute mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments. In addition, Jon has a particular emphasis on Activist Defense, having given counsel on over 200 engagements with shareholder activists (including Starboard Value, Elliott Management, and Corvex Management) and institutional investors (including Vanguard) on both the company side and investor side, and is a member of the Council of Institutional Investors. 

Jon also advises clients on SEC reporting and disclosure requirements. Prior to joining King & Spalding he advised hedge funds and investment funds on equity investments in public companies, including activist situations and other catalytic events. He currently serves as a member of the King & Spalding Hiring Committee for the New York office. 

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Credentials

J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

New York

Matters

Shareholder Activism

Elliott in its proxy contest at Arconic

Elliott in its settlement with CDK Global

Starboard Value in its settlement agreement with Yahoo

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Matters

Shareholder Activism

Elliott in its proxy contest at Arconic

Elliott in its settlement with CDK Global

Starboard Value in its settlement agreement with Yahoo

Engaged Capital in its proxy contest at Rent-a-Center

Mergers & Acquisitions

Represented a Special Committee of the Board of Directors in its evaluation of a potential sale of the Company

Brandt Information Services on its sale to NexPhase Capital

Total System Services (TSYS) in its $54 billion merger of equals with Global Payments

Corporate Governance and ESG

Regularly advises public companies on shareholder engagement and shareholder proposals, including environmental, social, and governance proposals 

Insights

Newsletter · Source: REIT Advisor - October 2017

October 30, 2017
Preparing REITs for Shareholder Activists

Newsletter

October 30, 2017
REIT Advisor - October 2017

View all

Matters

Shareholder Activism

Elliott in its proxy contest at Arconic

Elliott in its settlement with CDK Global

Starboard Value in its settlement agreement with Yahoo

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Shareholder Activism

Elliott in its proxy contest at Arconic

Elliott in its settlement with CDK Global

Starboard Value in its settlement agreement with Yahoo

Engaged Capital in its proxy contest at Rent-a-Center

Mergers & Acquisitions

Represented a Special Committee of the Board of Directors in its evaluation of a potential sale of the Company

Brandt Information Services on its sale to NexPhase Capital

Total System Services (TSYS) in its $54 billion merger of equals with Global Payments

Corporate Governance and ESG

Regularly advises public companies on shareholder engagement and shareholder proposals, including environmental, social, and governance proposals 

Insights

Newsletter · Source: REIT Advisor - October 2017

October 30, 2017
Preparing REITs for Shareholder Activists

Newsletter

October 30, 2017
REIT Advisor - October 2017

View all

Credentials

J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

New York