New York

Michael A. Verrechia Managing Director – Activism & Contested Situations

About

Mike is Managing Director of the Activism & Contested Situations Advisory Group at Morrow Sodali. With 20 years of experience, Mike provides strategic counsel in matters of shareholder activism in contested director elections, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and proxy solicitation.

Several contested situations in which he has served include Newell Brands/Starboard, Olympus Corporation/ValueAct, Natus Medical/Voce Capital, Blackwells Capital/SuperValu, Anheuser Busch/InBev, Martin Marietta Materials/Vulcan Materials, Mylan Labs/Icahn, Sodastream International/Teleios, Caesarstone Ltd./ Kibbutz Sdot-Yam, Sotheby’s Inc./Third Point, Breeden Partners/H&R Block, Ranger Governance/Computer Associates.

In the last year, Mike has also provided guidance to issuers in some of the largest successful M&A transactions including Connecticut Water Service/SJW Group, Pfizer/Medivation salesforce.com/MuleSoft & Demandware, Monsanto/Bayer, RiteAid/Walgreens and Time Warner/AT&T.

Insights

13 May 2019 You’ve Got Mail: The Evolution of Communicating with Retail Shareholders

“You’ve got mail” was the most effective call to action of the digital age. Not long ago internet “surfers” who heard those three

22 Apr 2019 Director Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Prepare for Shareholder Activism

There is no debate that over the last decade shareholder activism has grown into its own animal.

About

Mike is Managing Director of the Activism & Contested Situations Advisory Group at Morrow Sodali. With 20 years of experience, Mike provides strategic counsel in matters of shareholder activism in contested director elections, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and proxy solicitation.

Several contested situations in which he has served include Newell Brands/Starboard, Olympus Corporation/ValueAct, Natus Medical/Voce Capital, Blackwells Capital/SuperValu, Anheuser Busch/InBev, Martin Marietta Materials/Vulcan Materials, Mylan Labs/Icahn, Sodastream International/Teleios, Caesarstone Ltd./ Kibbutz Sdot-Yam, Sotheby’s Inc./Third Point, Breeden Partners/H&R Block, Ranger Governance/Computer Associates.

In the last year, Mike has also provided guidance to issuers in some of the largest successful M&A transactions including Connecticut Water Service/SJW Group, Pfizer/Medivation salesforce.com/MuleSoft & Demandware, Monsanto/Bayer, RiteAid/Walgreens and Time Warner/AT&T.

Insights

13 May 2019 You’ve Got Mail: The Evolution of Communicating with Retail Shareholders

“You’ve got mail” was the most effective call to action of the digital age. Not long ago internet “surfers” who heard those three

22 Apr 2019 Director Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Prepare for Shareholder Activism

There is no debate that over the last decade shareholder activism has grown into its own animal.