Proxy Contest


Investigate the board slate put forward by an activist investor in a proxy contest.


Our investigation revealed that one director nominee had previously been accused of sexual harassment. While the subject was never named as a party in legal proceedings, and there was no media coverage of these accusations, our research – which encompassed not just the subjects themselves, but also their corporate affiliations – revealed references to the subject’s professional title in certain court filings. These findings allowed us to identify legal documents alleging that the subject had sexually harassed employees.


The client was able to use the information uncovered by our thorough, leave-no-stone-unturned approach to research to mount a defense against the activist.