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Kleinberg Kaplan Ranks Third Among Global Legal Advisors for Activist Campaigns in 2019 According to Bloomberg

Firm News | January 22, 2020 | Investor Activism

Leading private investment funds law firm Kleinberg Kaplan was featured as a top legal advisor for activist campaigns in Bloomberg’s first-ever activism league table. The firm ranked third for legal counsel advising activist investors according to The Bloomberg Activism Advisory League Tables. Kleinberg Kaplan’s Investor Activism practice is effectively positioned as one of the few pure play activist law firms in the industry.

This is the latest recognition of the firm’s position as one of the “go to” law firms in activism campaigns. In its report on first half statistics for 2019, data intelligence provider Refinitiv ranked Kleinberg Kaplan as the third most active legal counsel in its Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard, and in 2018, was featured in Activist Insight magazine for its representation of shareholder activists.

“We’ve consistently placed among the most active legal counsel to activist investors. It is nice to be recognized in rankings, but even more importantly, our clients know they can trust us to help implement strategies that advance their investment goals,” said, Christopher P. Davis, chair of Kleinberg Kaplan’s Investor Activist group. “We look forward to continuing to work with the country’s leading activist investors on major campaigns in 2020.”

The Bloomberg Activism Advisory League Tables represent the top financial, legal, investor relations and proxy solicitor advisors in the global shareholder activism market. In 2019, Kleinberg Kaplan represented activists in 23 engagements – more than double the next highest total.

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. Practice leader Chris Davis frequently appears on television, at conferences and in print as an advocate for shareholder activism.

About Kleinberg Kaplan

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’s clients include an impressive roster of investment funds and emerging companies at all stages of their life cycles, as well as a wide variety of real estate developers, 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