Jeff Bird was quoted in a February 27 Oregon Business magazine article titled “The Age of the Activist Investor: Do Corporate Boards Need to be More Independent?” The article discusses how the rise of activist shareholders could pressure Oregon public companies to reevaluate who sits on the boards.
Gaining influence over company’s corporate governance is one way of going about it.
“Activist investors are flexing their muscle and they know they can,” said Jeffery Bird, an attorney at law firm Lane Powell. “They demand access to the board. They want dialogue.” […]
“Board composition is a big issue. Being a board member is no longer a lifetime exercise,” said Bird.
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