James Dougherty

Practice Leader

Jones Day

James Dougherty is the practice leader of Jones Dayʼs Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He advises companies on transactional matters‚ including takeover defense‚ leveraged buyouts‚ proxy contests‚ shareholder activism and corporate governance. He has worked on a variety of M&A transactions representing acquirors‚ targets and special committees.

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Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

Some 2020 Foresight From the SEC? New Staff Guidance on Shareholder Proposals

SEC efforts to reform the proxy system has included written no-action responses. As the SEC turns to oral guidance, companies seeking a staff no-action position will need to craft a persuasive request.

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