Campion, Tiffany Fobes

Tiffany Fobes Campion

Senior Attorney - Takeover Defense and Shareholder Activism

Tiffany Fobes Campion is a senior attorney in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins, where she focuses on takeover defense and shareholder activism matters. She is a key member of the firm’s Activism Practice, a central resource for clients and Latham lawyers dealing with activist investors.

Ms. Campion works extensively with management and directors of public corporations on takeover defense planning, shareholder activism, and related corporate governance matters.

To prepare clients for activism or hostile offers, Ms. Campion educates on the investor market, recommends and facilitates enhancements to takeover defenses, and monitors shareholder profiles. When activist investors surface, she develops engagement strategies, evaluates potential courses of action, and, as needed, negotiates settlement agreements.

Ms. Campion regularly advises clients dealing with some of the nation’s most prolific activist investors, including: Atlantic Investment Management, Barington Companies Investors, Becker Drapkin Management, Carl Icahn, Casablanca Capital, Clinton Group, Engaged Capital, GAMCO Asset Management, Harbinger Capital Partners, JANA Partners, Land & Building Investment Management, Lonestar Value, Pershing Square, NS Advisors LLC, Potomac Capital, Raging Capital, Stadium Capital, Starboard Value, Third Point, and ValueAct Capital, among others.

Ms. Campion counsels numerous New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ-listed corporations across a broad range of industries, market capitalizations, and governing laws. Her clients have included: Allergan, Inc., Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc., Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation, Cbeyond, Inc., Checkpoint Systems, Inc., Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., Rentech, Inc., Scio Diamond Technology Corporation, USA Truck, Inc., and Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.  

Speaking Engagements

  • Rules for Dealing With Activist Shareholders, InsideCounsel SuperConference (May 12, 2015)
  • Activists: Driving the Strategy? Defenses Against Unsolicited Takeover Transactions and Stockholder Activism, Transaction Advisors Midwest Symposium (September 17, 2015)


  • “Universal Proxies: What Companies Need to know Now” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (November 16, 2018)

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 2006
  • BA, University of Virginia, 2002
    With Distinction