Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Scott Bell authored an article outlining four things that every public company should do now in advance of a shareholder activist situation. The four guidelines include:

  • Know Your Shareholders (and let them get to know you).
  • Know Your Board (and how it is perceived).
  • Know Your Team (and have it ready to go).
  • Know Your Defenses (and keep them current).

The full article, “Defending Against Activist Shareholders: Four Things to Know and Do Now,” was published by Corporate Compliance Insights on March 1 and is available online.