Steven Davidoff Solomon co-writes for Washington Examiner, March 25, 2018
Emails uncovered during the litigation point to a coordinated action led by organizers of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, working alongside Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the worldwide anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.
Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by CNBC, Nov. 7, 2017
“Although they won’t say it, people like what they see” in the current administration, said Steven Davidoff Solomon.
Steven Davidoff Solomon co-writes for The Atlantic, May 2017
What did Bielli think about selling the company? … He said that the benefits of being public outweighed the costs.. … The fact is … Bielli is probably right. Because so many investors are passive today, most CEOs can relax, even if their performance is mediocre. We drove away discouraged. The company had enormous potential. But realizing its value seemed impracticable.
Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, March 28, 2017
The confirmation hearing last week for Jay Clayton, who has been nominated to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, focused on the continued sluggishness of the market for initial public offerings. Senators pushed the nominee to do something, anything, to revive it.
The problem is that there is no magic wand — including deregulation — that can fix the decline.
Steven Davidoff Solomon cited by Berkeley Daily Planet, March 26, 2017
“The economy is much bigger and more complex than it was 200 years ago. A large and diverse economy needs regulation. And while the Trump administration has promised to reduce the bureaucracy as many presidents have before, it is hard to see the modern economy running without some degree of regulation, whether it concerns the security of banks or the safety of food and drugs.”
Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, March 21, 2017
The Dole settlement highlights that as our capital markets become ever more complex, share trading and ownership are getting harder to track. But in an age when computing power is cheap, why can’t we keep track of shares?
Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by JD Supra, March 15, 2017
Walking away from a merger agreement is almost impossible, according to Steven Davidoff Solomon. … To exit a deal, a company would need to prove that a data breach counts as a material adverse event or change as defined by so-called MAC clauses in merger agreements, he said.
Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, March 14, 2017
The doctrine is now in the spotlight because one of its most prominent critics is none other than Judge Gorsuch.
His view is very different from that of the conservative giant he would replace on the bench, Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last year. Justice Scalia loved Chevron deference…. Judge Gorsuch, however, came out swinging against the doctrine in an opinion last year on the grounds that it gave too much power to federal agencies.
Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by TechCrunch, March 10, 2017
The challenge, says Steven Davidoff Solomon … is that “it takes time and you need a first mover.” While the structure would “motivate institutional shareholders by rewarding them,” tech companies can “be lemmings,” says Solomon. Just like Google opened the “floodgates” for dual-class voting structures, he notes, another breakout company would need to set the direction with tenured voting.
Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, March 7, 2017
One has to wonder if a firm can succeed simply by cutting. To be sure, there will be some gains and value made from the cuts, but eventually part of running a business means actually building something.