Scott S. Winter is a Co-Chair of Innisfree M&A Incorporated. Mr. Winter advises companies and investors on all aspects of shareholder engagement focusing on hostile and friendly acquisitions, shareholder activism, contested shareholder meetings, corporate governance, and other proxy solicitation matters. Scott has been involved in most of the significant U.S. hostile takeovers in the past decade as well as activism situations involving, among others, Barington, Corvex, Elliott Management, Engaged Capital, Engine No. 1, Icahn Associates, Land & Buildings, JANA Partners, Pershing Square, Sachem Head, Sarissa Capital, Starboard Value, Third Point, Trian, and ValueAct.
Prior to joining Innisfree, Mr. Winter was an attorney with Skadden specializing in mergers and acquisitions, including cross-border and hostile transactions. Before attending law school, he was a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young LLP for a number of hedge fund and broker-dealer clients.
Mr. Winter earned a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Wisconsin, and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. Mr. Winter is member of the Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control Contests Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Bar Association, and the Society for Corporate Governance.