Partner, Senior Advisor
Chuck Nathan advises global clients on M&A, financial transactions, governance, Board issues and shareholder matters.
Prior to joining RLM Finsbury, Nathan was partner at Latham & Watkins, where he was co-head of the global M&A practice as well as co-head of the firm’s Corporate Governance Task Force. Nathan represented companies and financial advisors in many significant, high-profile mergers and acquisitions, including Roche’s acquisition of the public’s minority stake in Genentech, InBev’s acquisition of Anheuser-Busch, and LiveNation’s merger with Ticketmaster Entertainment.
Nathan also previously served as a Partner with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and was a Managing Director and head of the Financial Institutions Mergers & Acquisitions practice at Smith Barney Inc.
Nathan has been named by the National Association of Corporate Directors as one of the 100 most influential corporate governance professionals for two consecutive years. He is the renowned author of many articles on M&A and corporate governance topics, is a frequent panelist at M&A and corporate governance seminars and programs, teaches M&A at Yale Law School, and has chaired a number of bar association committees. Nathan received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he graduated summa cum laude.
Read articles and blog posts regarding Chuck Nathan:
• Communications Challenges at the New Frontiers of Corporate Governance Activism
• What to Do When an Activist Comes Knocking
• The Jamie Dimon Vote: Corporate Governance at the Crossroads
• Debunking Myths About Activist Investors
• Conference Board, Myths and Realities of Say on Pay Engagement
• "Nathan the sensible" by Hoffer Kaback, Directors and Boards
• A 12-Step Program to Truly Good Corporate Governance
• Corporate Governance Activism: Here To Stay?
• “Say on Pay 2011: Proxy Advisors on Course for Hegemony”
• Future of Institutional Share Voting Revisited: A Fourth Paradigm
• Proxy Advisory Business: Apotheosis or Apogee?
• The Future of Institutional Share Voting: Three Paradigms
• The Parallel Universes of Institutional Investing and Institutional Voting