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Paul Schulman

Senior Managing Director – M&A and Activism Advisory Group


Paul Schulman joined Morrow Sodali in January 2020 with three decades of experience providing strategic counsel to boards of directors and executives of  U.S. and international companies facing complex and contentious proxy, governance and shareholder challenges.  Paul has developed a reputation as a leading advisor in friendly and contested M&A, privatizations, hostile takeovers, proxy contests, shareholder activism defense and complex corporate governance issues. Prior to joining Morrow Sodali, Paul spent 10 years in senior management at proxy solicitation firm MacKenzie Partners.

In addition to working with clients on contentious shareholder votes related to board, compensation and ESG issues, Paul has led and worked on over 250 mergers, tender offers, and contested or activism situations over his career.

His experience in activism situations and proxy contests spans a broad range of industries and market cap companies, including Procter & Gamble/Trian; AT&T/Elliott Management; PDC Energy/Kimmeridge; Ironwood Pharmaceuticals/Sarissa; Sandridge Energy/Icahn; Texas Pacific Land/Softvest; Casella Waste/JCP; Consolidated-Tomoka/Wintergreen Advisors; Boingo Wireless/Ides Capital and Caesarstone/Kibbutz S’dot Yam directors.

His experience in contested M&A situations include Rowan/Ensco; Carrizo Oil & Gas/Callon Petroleum; Rice Energy/EQT; Kindred Healthcare/Humana, TPG and Welsh Carson; BW LPG/Dorian LPG; Resolute Energy/Cimarex; and Denbury Resources/Penn Virginia.

In addition to his work in the U.S., Paul has handled over 20 assignments for companies based in China over the past few years, including contested privatizations at Sinovac, Yongye International and Harbin Electric.

Paul received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University. 

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