M&A Practice: WilmerHale

Law360, New York (July 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Increasingly assertive shareholders have changed the playing field for many companies doing deals in recent years, says Susan Murley, chairwoman of the corporate and transactional department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.

“They are much more vocal out there in the public market about the way a company handles itself,” Murley said. “And I think it puts a board of directors under a fair bit of pressure as they consider a transaction. You can see it play out in the public market. And that's...
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