Charles Nathan

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 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.

Posts by Charles Nathan

  • Recommendations from The Conference Board Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement (03.27.14 )

    By Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP & Chuck Nathan, Partner & Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury The 2008 financial crisis and the slow recovery that has followed has brought further evidence tending to support the view that the structure of our corporate sector needs adjustment, and that its faults affect the competitiveness of […]

  • Communications Challenges at the New Frontiers of Corporate Governance Activism (01.08.14 )

    By Chuck Nathan, Partner and Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury The principal corporate governance campaigns of the past decade have reached a plateau in terms of both investor commitment and implementation. These governance issues (such as majority voting, de-classifying staggered boards, eliminating super-majority votes and executive compensation excesses) are not by any means going away. Indeed, […]

  • What to Do When an Activist Comes Knocking (10.15.13 )

    By Chuck Nathan, Partner and Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury Activist investors are currently the darlings of the equity markets and the financial media. Many of the leading activist investors (Bill Ackman, Dan Loeb, Nelson Peltz and Carl Icahn, to name a few) appear regularly on business news channels, have their investment forays avidly covered by […]

  • The Jamie Dimon Vote: Corporate Governance at the Crossroads (07.21.13 )

    By Chuck Nathan, Partner and Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury JPMorgan shareholders’ recent rejection of a proposal to split the CEO and Chairman positions was the most talked about proxy vote during the 2013 annual meeting season. While the 68% to 32% vote against was a resounding victory for Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan’s board, what is […]

  • Debunking Myths About Activist Investors (03.03.13 )

    By Chuck Nathan, Partner and Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury Activist investing has become quite the rage in the equity marketplace. Activist investors are proliferating, and there is a marked inflow of new capital to this asset class. The discipline of activist investing is popping up in more conversations about the nature and role of equity […]

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