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Most innovative North American law firms 2015: Protecting clients business (2)

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Originality7
Rationale7
Impact7
Total innovation score21
CommentWhen DuPont was faced with a takeover bid from a previously undefeated activist-investor, lawyers fought it off by galvanising smaller shareholders to vote.

Most innovative North American law firms 2015: Protecting clients business

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CommentLawyers protected hedge fund Stillwell Value from a Securities and Exchange Commission action by arguing that the administrative forum used was unconstitutional.