Drew Chapman advises clients on corporate governance, shareholder activism and mergers and acquisitions; on distressed, special situation and other complex transactions; in highly adversarial situations; and on crucial regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters before the SEC.
Mr. Chapman is a leading advisor to hedge, credit, distressed and private equity funds. He also represents corporations with respect to the above areas, including shareholder activism preparedness and defense, particularly in the energy, technology, life sciences, defense, asset management and financial services industries. Mr. Chapman frequently counsels boards of directors, special committees and audit committees in connection with corporate governance, board and management evaluations, engagement with institutional investors and proxy advisory firms, and crisis management.
Mr. Chapman is often looked to in difficult and complicated situations that require creativity, tenacity and out-of-the box solutions. For example, Mr. Chapman represented a hedge fund through a 6 year process including with respect to front-page insider trading allegations with the SEC, significant 8 figure claims by the investment manager, and orchestrating the unprecedented return of monies to investors by the SEC; advised management of the hedge fund division of a private equity firm on its highly contentious spin-out in the wake of alleged fraudulent conduct at the private equity firm; and represented a technology company on an internal investigation and subsequent adversarial squeeze-out merger.