What led you to a career in the deal making industry?
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to intern at a global investment bank when I was in college, and really enjoyed the analytical and strategic elements of the role. I knew from that experience, I wanted to have a career in finance.
Diversity adds value in the deal-making...
Diversity is critically important in dealmaking, as it is work environment in general. Having people from different backgrounds on the team means various perspectives are contributed and evaluated, resulting in best possible outcomes.
Most memorable deal...
I recently advised Huntsman on their proxy contest win over the activist hedge fund Starboard Value. It is memorable because all the Huntsman directors were elected to the board (zero for Starboard directors). This was great outcome for our client, and was a highly public proxy fight.
Advice for achieving success...
My advice for success in the industry is to put your clients first and have a strong work ethic.
Amy advises companies across all industries on activism and raid defense, contested shareholder situations, proxy solicitations, investor relations and corporate governance matters. Ms. Lissauer has advised over 200 companies facing activism or strategic raids. Prior to joining Bank of America, she was a Managing Director at Evercore where she helped to cofound the activism and raid defense team. Prior to Evercore, she was the COO of Executive Finance at Bridgewater Associates (Dalio Family Office); and prior to Bridgewater, she was a Vice President in Goldman Sachs' Mergers and Acquisitions Group.
Education: B.S., from Cornell University.
Location: Bank of America, New York, New York.