May 22-26, 2011
BLB&G counsel Tony Gelderman and former partner Mark Lebovitch participated as featured speakers at the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems' (NCPERS) 2011 Annual Conference, which was held on May 22-26, 2011 in Miami, FL.
Their joint presentation, entitled "Bringing Balance to the System," reviewed the outcome of recent actions challenging unfavorable terms for shareholders in certain M&A deals, and outlined the important role of institutional investors in policing the recent uptick in corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Lebovitch was primarily responsible for the firm's corporate governance litigation practice, focusing on derivative suits and transactional litigation. At the time of this event, he had served as lead counsel in many of the most significant corporate governance actions of the past five years, and was currently serving as a co-lead counsel prosecuting challenges to a management buyout of J. Crew, a private equity buyout of Novell, and derivative suits alleging bad faith conduct by the boards of Johnson & Johnson, BP, plc, and Massey Corporation.
Mr. Gelderman heads the firm's Louisiana office and is responsible for the firm's institutional investor and client outreach. He is a frequent speaker at U.S. and European investor conferences and has written numerous articles on securities litigation and asset protection.