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Thomas J. Davies

Partner
Tom has advised companies and organizations on critical communications matters across all sectors for over 30 years.

He has extensive experience in M&A, activism defense, investor relations, litigation and regulatory support, and crisis communications.

He has extensive experience in M&A, activism defense, investor relations, litigation and regulatory support, and crisis communications.

Tom has advised companies and organizations on critical communications matters across all sectors for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in M&A; shareholder activism defense; investor relations; litigation and regulatory support; and crisis communications.

Prior to joining Kekst CNC, Tom was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universität Konstanz in Constance, Germany. He also attended the Universität Bonn in Bonn, Germany.

He earned a BA, two M.A.’s, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is fluent in German.


Experience

Transactions

  • Cardinal Health’s acquisition of the Patient Recovery business from Medtronic, Baxalta versus Shire, Horizon Pharma versus Depomed, Jos. A. Bank versus Men’s Wearhouse, Gentiva Health Services versus Kindred Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson’s sale of Cordis, Siemens’ acquisition of Dresser-Rand, Charter Communications’ announced acquisition of Time Warner Cable, Endurance Specialty Holdings’ unsolicited bid for Aspen Holdings Limited, and Infineon’s acquisition of International Rectifier.

Shareholder Activism and Corporate Governance

  • Represented numerous companies and supported communications activities around private and public engagement with activist hedge funds.

Litigation Support

  • Represented a large diversified chemicals company in a multidistrict ligation regarding alleged health from one of its products.
  • Advised a global consumer products company in one of the largest employee discrimination litigation lawsuits and settlements.
  • Represented a leading food & beverage company in DOJ and SEC investigations and shareholder litigation.

Crisis and Issues Management

  • Coordinated and facilitated crisis training activities for a global industrial company, with custom designed simulations in the Americas, Asia and Europe.
  • Worked with several public companies facing major cyber incidents.
  • Represented an offshore drilling company regarding incidents in the North Sea and the Canary Islands.
  • Represented several private organizations on matters of great sensitivity.
  • Counseled the Board of Trustees of several major universities and educational institutions regarding misconduct of employees.

 


Insights

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Blog

Shareholder Activists – A bigger Threat than Strategic Buyers

While the past decade has seen a steady increase of shareholder activism in the UK, the true battleground has been continental Europe, which has witnessed a dramatic surge in activity.

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Event

Exploring Activism At The Deal Corporate Governance 2019 Conference

When it comes to American activism, is your company prepared? Kekst CNC recently attended The Deal Corporate Governance in Europe Conference, to answer that exact question.

Contact Information

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