Abraham focuses his practice on shareholder activism, proxy contests, ESG engagement, M&A, corporate governance and other related matters.

He has experience representing and providing strategic advice to investors of all stripes on matters of shareholder engagement, including public and private letter writing campaigns, shareholder proposals, proxy contests, takeovers, settlement negotiations and cooperation agreements, vote challenges, and securities law and regulatory compliance.

Abraham has worked on some of the most significant campaigns in the activist space, including the largest proxy fight in history, representing Engine No. 1 in its successful campaign for board representation at Exxon Mobil, as well as campaigns at Disney, FedEx, Canadian National Railway, Moody's, and Treehouse Foods, among others. Select client representations include Trian, Corvex, Politan, JANA, D. E. Shaw, Sachem Head, TCI, Kimmeridge, and Caligan Partners.

In the closed end fund space, Abraham has advised on numerous campaigns, including representing Saba Capital in many of its landmark victories.

On the ESG front, he advised The Children’s Investment Fund in its revolutionary “Say on Climate” campaigns at U.S. corporations.

Abraham received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. His work has been featured in leading publications including Bloomberg Law, the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, Proxy Monitor and Global Legal Chronicle.

Publications

Shareholder Activism in 2022,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, Oct. 25, 2022

Shareholder Rights Update: SEC Proposes to Narrow Ability to Exclude Shareholder Proposals from Company Proxy Materials,” SRZ Alert, July 28, 2022

“SEC Rescinds Certain Rules Governing Proxy Voting Advice,” SRZ Alert, July 21, 2022

“JANA Partners’ Cooperation Agreement with Board of Mercury Systems,” Global Legal Chronicle, July 4, 2022 (featured)

“D. E. Shaw Group’s Agreement with FedEx,” Global Legal Chronicle, June 22, 2022 (featured)

SEC Staff Guidance Paves Way for More ESG Proposals, SRZ Alert, Feb. 2022; republished in Bloomberg Law, Feb. 2022

Contributor, “An Annual Report on Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism,” Proxy Monitor (The Manhattan Institute), 2016