The Biden administration sets in motion changes at key U.S. regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and Labor Department, that will have implications for activist investors and their tactics. Expect the shift to have both positive and negative consequences for insurgent investors. This panel will look at how changes in the White House will impact regulations on 13D and 13F disclosures, activist wolfpacks, proxy adviser recommendations, proxy plumbing, shareholder proposals, ESG initiatives and universal proxy cards. How will the world of activist investing be affected by these changes, and which areas should investors, corporates or institutions worry most about?
Moderator: Ronald Orol, Senior Editor, The Deal
Panelist: Ken Bertsch, Former Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
Panelist: John C. Coffee Jr., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Panelist: Robert Pozen, Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Panelist: J.W. Verret, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University