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Kleinberg Kaplan Ranks as Third Most Active Legal Advisor for Activist Campaigns Over the Last 12 Months According To Latest Refinitiv Data

Firm News | September 22, 2020 | Investor Activism

Kleinberg Kaplan, a pure-play activist law firm, ranks among the most active legal advisors for activist campaigns, according to data intelligence provider Refinitiv. Over the last 12 months, Kleinberg Kaplan ranked third for legal counsel advising activist investors, according to its Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard released this past week. In addition, the firm was listed among the top 10 law firms in total representations.

This is the latest recognition of the firm’s position as one of the “go to” law firms in activism campaigns. In its H1 2020 activist league table rankings, Bloomberg also ranked Kleinberg Kaplan third for advising activist investors.

Christopher P. Davis, chair of Kleinberg Kaplan’s Investor Activism Practice, was recently ranked as a leading activist lawyer in Chambers USA, which called Davis a “tireless advocate of his client’s point of view.” Chambers further noted that clients described Davis as “extremely knowledgeable and experienced” and shared that “his strategic sense and skills really stand out.” Davis frequently appears on television, at conferences and in print as an advocate for shareholder activism. He was also recently named an advisory board member of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School.

Bolstered by its reputation in the funds industry, the firm’s clients include many activist hedge funds and other investors. Kleinberg Kaplan develops and helps execute innovative strategies to help investors achieve strategic goals, from the initial analysis of available options through the successful conclusion of activist campaigns. The firm has been involved in numerous successful proxy contests during the last three decades for its many activist clients.


About Kleinberg Kaplan

Described as “Wall Street’s best-kept secret” (US Legal 500), Kleinberg Kaplan is a premier, award-winning boutique law firm that provides practical, business-minded legal counsel to investors, entrepreneurs and other industry leaders. With a national and international reputation for representation of private funds, the firm serves an impressive roster of clients, including investment funds and companies at all stages of their life cycles, as well as a wide variety of real estate investors, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Kleinberg Kaplan provides a full-service platform that combines extensive Big Law experience with the personalized attention of a boutique firm, true teamwork and an entrepreneurial culture attuned to investments, building businesses and transforming ideas into successful companies. To learn more please visit