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Freshfields Names Pamela L. Marcogliese Head of US Corporate Advisory & Governance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer announced today that Partner Pamela L. Marcogliese has been named Head of US Corporate Advisory & Governance.

Freshfields’ Corporate Advisory & Governance practice is a cross-disciplinary group of more than 125 lawyers in the US that advises public and private companies, executive management teams and boards of directors on a wide range of governance, compliance and disclosure issues through every stage of a company’s lifecycle.

Freshfields’ long-standing corporate advisory practice covers day-to-day issues, as well as strategic and sensitive matters, including SEC reporting, compliance and disclosure obligations, compensation and benefits programs, stakeholder engagement and activism defense, dual class stock matters, majority and minority shareholder considerations, founder governance arrangements, shareholder litigation, crisis management and investigations, and cybersecurity and data protection.

As part of this practice, leadership and members from market-leading groups across Freshfields work together to deliver seamless and coordinated advice for our clients.  For example, the M&A team regularly engages in defense of our clients against activism and proxy contests, the investigations team takes the lead on cybersecurity and other crises for clients of all sizes, the litigation team defends boards and corporations in shareholder lawsuits and SEC enforcement matters, the executive compensation and benefits team represents clients on the spectrum of employee-related governance and disclosure matters, the data privacy team works with chief privacy officers and boards across the country and globe and the capital markets team designs some of the most innovative capital, securities and corporate structures in the country.

In addition, the corporate advisory practice is responsible for thought leadership on governance topics, including the annual Board Memo, a comprehensive guide for boards and management navigating strategic, operational, governance, stakeholder and regulatory matters; the annual Post Proxy Season Deck, a review and analysis of trends and developments from the past proxy season; and, most recently, Great (Stakeholder) Expectations, a podcast series on ESG issues. Ms. Marcogliese and colleagues at Freshfields also authored the popular, practical manual for companies that want to consider conversion to a public benefit corporation.

“Freshfields guides many marquee clients on governance and shareholder engagement challenges, especially in recent years as companies are increasingly viewing these issues through a strategic lens,” Ms. Marcogliese said. “Corporate governance has been a significant focus of mine throughout my career, and our team has handled some of the most complex issues at the top of companies’ corporate agendas today, helping them meet and surpass evolving regulation and stakeholder expectations.”

Freshfields’ corporate governance and advisory practice is ranked Tier 1 by The Legal 500 US, and Ms. Marcogliese is the only lawyer ranked in the publication’s “Hall of Fame” for corporate governance. She has been recognized by a number of industry publications for her capital markets, securities and corporate advisory work, including The Deal, Law360, Expert Guides, The National Law Journal and Euromoney.  

“Now more than ever, companies and their boards are facing rigorous governance, compliance and disclosure challenges that can make or break their success,” said Freshfields’ US Managing Partner Sarah K. Solum. “Whether our clients are navigating a crisis situation or looking to benchmark themselves against market norms and best practices, our diverse team, led by Pam, brings together broad and deep market knowledge, practical experience and creative solutions to help companies and boards achieve their objectives, no matter the challenge at hand.”


About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on groundbreaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,800-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading local firms. Our commitment, local and multinational expertise, and business know-how means our clients rely on us when it matters most.

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