Wildest Campaign of the Year

Sidley Ranked No. 1 for Activism Defense

Sidley was ranked No. 1 among law firms for activism defense for the first eight months of 2019, according to data provided by SharkRepellent/FactSet*. The No. 1 ranking reflects 14 public activism campaigns, including the largest director election contest of the 2019 proxy season, Texas Pacific Land Trust in its proxy contest defense against SoftVest and Horizon Kinetics. The Texas Pacific Land Trust defense was also deemed the “Wildest Campaign of the Year” by Activist Insight, marking the second year in a row that Sidley has led the defense in such a campaign.


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Sidley Represents Texas Pacific Land Trust in Settlement of Proxy Contest and Lawsuit

Sidley represented Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE: TPL) in its agreement to settle its litigation and proxy contest with an investor group led by Horizon Kinetics.

Sidley’s proxy contest team was led by partners Kai Haakon Liekefett and Holly Gregory and included associates Reuben Zaramian, Chris Porcelli, Sagar Sritharan and Philipp Nuernberger. Sidley’s litigation team was led by partners Yvette Ostolaza, Yolanda Garcia, Andrew W. Stern and Alex J. Kaplan and included counsel Jon Muenz, as well as associates Tiffanie Limbrick, Isaac G. Lara, Amanda Blau, Daniel Driscoll, Patrick Foley, Meaghan Nowell, David Silva, Kathleen Zink and Mason Parham.

6 partners.  In case you’re keeping score at home.