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2015 BIO International Convention


Date: June 18, 2015

Time: 9:00AM - 10:00AM


  • Managing Your Response to Activist Shareholders

Joel Papernik is Moderating the June 18th Business & Finance Track panel, entitled “Managing Your Response to Activist Shareholders."


Publicly-held companies, including biotech firms, can become the target of so-called shareholder activists. These individuals or groups may seek changes in governance or financial structuring, to sell part or all of the company, discontinue development programs or reduce compensation. This panel describes common approaches taken by activists in the biotech space and addresses various ways in which companies can prepare themselves for activism, including potential responses to activist demands. The panel will also include discussion on proxy advisory firms, and best practices for communicating with shareholders and engaging with potential activists.


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Joel I. Papernik


Joel I. Papernik is a corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorney. He leads acquisitions across industries and helps Mintz clients offload enterprises, divisions, and subsidiaries. Joel manages collaborative arrangements, licensing transactions, and other deals for life sciences companies.