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Leadership in Action: October 4, 2018

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin (Senior Writer, Inc.) and Bruce Goldfarb (President and Chief Executive Officer, Okapi Partners) on the Thursday, October 4, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.

Air Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Air Time: 7:00 pm
Featuring: Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Bruce Goldfarb

Air Time: 8:00 pm
Featuring: Bruce Goldfarb

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Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Senior Writer, Inc.

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Christine Lagorio-Chafkin is a writer, editor, and reporter whose work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, the San Francisco ChronicleThe Village Voice, and The Believer, among other publications. She is a senior writer at Inc.

Twitter – @Lagorio
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Bruce Goldfarb

President and Chief Executive Officer, Okapi Partners

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Bruce Goldfarb is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Okapi Partners. He works closely with a wide range of clients including corporations, mutual funds, activist investors and shareholder groups as well as private equity sponsors and hedge funds, in solicitation and investor response campaigns. He focuses on proxy solicitation strategy, execution for mergers and acquisitions, proxy fights and other extraordinary transactions.

Prior to establishing Okapi Partners, Bruce was the Senior Managing Director and General Counsel of Georgeson Inc. (now a subsidiary of Computershare Limited), where he headed the Global M&A Advisory Group.

Before entering the proxy solicitation business, Bruce was a Senior Vice President of the investment management firm, Scudder, Stevens & Clark, now a part of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management unit. He joined Scudder as a member of the Legal Department where he concentrated on transactions, including those involving mergers and acquisitions, international matters, alternative investment vehicles, off-shore funds and closed-end funds. Bruce also served as an executive officer of various closed-end funds advised by Scudder. He was the Chairman of Scudder’s Proxy Review Committee and served as the point person for the Scudder Funds proxy solicitation effort relating to the acquisition of Scudder by Zurich Financial Services Group.

Bruce began his career as an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he worked for more than six years, specializing in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions and international matters.

Bruce holds a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. He also earned a B.A. in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania concurrently with a B.S. Economics with a concentration in Finance, from the Wharton School.

Twitter – @OkapiPartners
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