New York M&A partner Ann Beth Stebbins spoke at "Hot Topics in Mergers and Acquisitions 2015," a PLI seminar held October 2 in New York. Ms. Stebbins participated in a panel discussion titled "Corporate Carveouts and Divestitures," focusing on understanding auction dynamics and options, allocation of liabilities, employees and other resources, and dealing with retirement plan assets, stock options and other issues. On September 16, Chicago corporate partner Charles Mulaney participated in a panel discussion titled "Dealing With Activists and Proxy Advisors," focusing on state-of-the-art bylaws, recent developments in beneficial ownership reporting, and settlement dynamics and considerations.