Corporate Governance & Shareholder Engagement

Extensive experience counseling public company clients and their boards on all aspects of corporate governance and shareholder engagement

Why Cooley
  • Practical approach to advising companies and their boards on governance structures in the context of balancing best practices in corporate governance and business goals and protecting long-term shareholder value
  • Experienced in assisting companies with effective shareholder engagement, including outreach to institutional governance and other voting professionals, dealing with proxy advisory firms and their voting recommendations, and responding to shareholder proposals and shareholder activists
  • Serve as principal corporate governance and securities counsel for 240+ public companies
  • Broad industry platform with clients across many industries, giving us a deep perspective on emerging trends in corporate governance practices and shareholder concerns in all stages of the corporate lifecycle
  • Multidisciplinary approach that leverages skillsets across Cooley practice groups in offices throughout the world, including corporate, securities, litigation and executive compensation subject matter experts
  • Proactive style to identify issues early, avoid surprises and mitigate risk
Group contacts
Chadwick Mills  Partner San Francisco
Jamie Leigh  Partner San Francisco
Barbara Borden  Partner San Diego
Kenneth Guernsey  Senior Counsel San Francisco, Palo Alto
Eric Jensen  Partner Palo Alto, San Francisco
Nancy Wojtas  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Sam Livermore  Senior Counsel San Francisco
Darren DeStefano  Partner Reston
Amy M. Wood  Partner San Diego
Barbara Mirza  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Francis Wheeler  Partner Colorado
Megan Arthur Schilling  Partner San Diego
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