Gershanik Joins Tulane Corporate Law Institute Panel

Maureen Brennan Gershanik, a partner in Fishman Haygood’s Business Section, was a panelist at the 34th Annual Tulane Corporate Law Institute on March 17, 2022. The panel, “ESG Considerations in Dealmaking,” was composed of “practitioners at the forefront of advising clients on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations.” Gershanik addressed how ESG issues are being handled in the boardroom and in engagement between companies, even smaller cap companies, and their institutional investors. Click here to read Law360’s top five takeaways from the conference, including a mention of Gershanik and the panel.

The panel also included Frederick Alexander (Founding Partner, CEO, and Board Member at The Shareholder Commons); Sally Brammell (VP, Legal at PAX Labs); David Katz (Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz); Douglas McKeige (Editor-in-Chief of The Climate Capitalist and Distinguished Research Fellow at the Tulane Center for Environmental Law); and Gordon Pennoyer (Managing Partner at DrivePath Advisors).

The Tulane Corporate Law Institute is the top prestigious legal seminar on public company mergers and acquisitions, attracting participants from all sides of the M&A world and receiving coverage in Bloomberg and Reuters, among others. At the forefront of many discussions was the antitrust regulatory environment under the Biden administration and the effect of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the M&A deal market. Conference speaker John Coates, Harvard Law School professor and former general counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, said that Russia’s war in Ukraine represents “an existential threat to global mergers and acquisitions health.” Read more in Law360.

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