Rebecca L. Van Derlaske
Top Rated Securities & Corporate Finance Attorney in New York, NY
As a corporate associate at Olshan, Rebecca L. Van Derlaske participates in various securities and shareholder activist matters.
Rebecca focuses her practice primarily in the areas of shareholder activism, securities law, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. She represents and provides strategic guidance to hedge funds and other investors in matters concerning shareholder activism, proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other related matters.
Rebecca has been named as a “Key Lawyer” in The Legal 500 United States guide for M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder Activism - advice to shareholders in 2021.
Prior to joining Olshan, Rebecca was an associate at Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen and Davis Polk & Wardwell.
About Rebecca L. Van Derlaske
First Admitted: 2014, New York
Professional Webpage: https://www.olshanlaw.com/attorneys-Rebecca-VanDerlaske.html
- The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance recently published an article authored by Ron S. Berenblat, Elizabeth R. Gonzalez-Sussman, Claudia B. Dubon, Rebecca L. Van Derlaske, Ian A. Engoron, Sarah R. Matchett, and Nikoleta Jaupi entitled "Racial Equity Audits: A New ESG Initiative." This article provides an overview of Racial Equity Audits, including how they fit into the current ESG landscape, the impact they can have on a company’s social equity policies and practices, financial returns and growth, the recent push for these audits at companies through Rule 14a-8 shareholder proposals, proxy advisory firm positions in this area and related issues and considerations. , Co-Author, Racial Equity Audits: A New ESG Initiative, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, 2021
- , Key Lawyer in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder Activism - advice to shareholders , The Legal 500 U.S. , 2021
Last Updated: 7/14/2022