Lizanne Thomas



  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    The 2014 proxy season reintroduced many traditional corporate governance topics to corporate ballots, and also generated new calls for reforms to the shareholder proposal process generally. In addition, activist investors continued their robust efforts to change corporate strategies and governance practices in 2014 – many with continuing...
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    Editor: Would you remind our readers of the area of law in which you practice? Thomas: My practice involves advising boards – and those who advise boards – in corporate governance, both nationally and globally. The bulk of my time is spent advising boards based in the U.S. Editor: And since you’ve been partner-in-charge of Jones Day...
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    The 2013 proxy season has ended, and many public companies are in a period of relative calm on the governance front before the season for shareholder proposal submissions begins in a few months. This article reflects on some of the highlights of the past proxy season and a few events and trends that may shape the 2014 season.
  • Friday, March 23, 2012
    Editor: Thank you for speaking with us again, Lizanne. If you would, for our new readers, please tell us about your professional background. Thomas: I am now in my 30th year of practicing law with Jones Day. My area of focus has been to counsel clients in all stages of life for publicly held companies, from initial public offerings to acquisition...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    Editor: Thank you for agreeing once more to be interviewed by our publication. Today, we would like to focus on Atlanta and the Southeast. But first review for our new readers your practice area and your responsibilities in the firm.
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Editor: Please describe your practice area and the practice group you work with in Atlanta. Thomas: I am the Partner in Charge of the Atlanta office. As such I have responsibility for all of our practice areas, but my particular specialty is transactional. I spend the bulk of my time handling corporate governance matters and M&A, particularly for...
  • Sunday, July 1, 2007
    Editor: Would you tell our readers about your professional experience?