Shareholder Activism Boom Yields Big Payday For 3 Firms

Law360, New York (October 30, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT) -- It's a good time to specialize in shareholder activism. Just ask attorneys at Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, Schulte Roth & Zabel and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz.

Each of the shops has built its reputation around successfully steering activist situations. The firms have spent years cultivating dedicated practice groups that have paid off in an especially big way in recent years as shareholder activists tighten their grip on the U.S. marketplace and eye plays abroad.

Bolder strategies, a friendlier marketplace and record inflows of investor dollars have helped the activists stage a banner run in the first three quarters to build...

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