Dan Zacchei


Managing Director

Dan Zacchei is a Managing Director based in New York and has been at Sloane & Company since 2008. He advises a range of clients on media and investor communications strategies around special situations, shareholder activism, M&A, restructurings, litigation, crisis and issues management and ongoing reputational positioning.

Recent engagements and representations of note include:

  • Supporting Aetna in their proposed $69 billion merger with CVS Health.
  • Puerto Rico’s $72 billion restructuring (representing Franklin Templeton, Oppenheimer Funds and other major creditors including the PREPA Bondholder Group).
  • Representing a Fortune 50 drug distributor around opioid-related issues and litigation.
  • Walgreens, providing counsel for nearly a decade around pricing and partnership issues, public affairs initiatives, executive positioning, and other matters.
  • Investors and issuers in more than 50 activist shareholder situations including:
    • Land and Buildings against Hudson’s Bay, Taubman Centers, and Brookdale.
    • D. E. Shaw in their activist situation around the EQT and Rice Energy deal.
    • Long-term investor venBio in their successful proxy campaign against Immunomedics, now advising the new board and management team on ongoing corporate and investor communications.
    • Senomyx in their successful proxy fight defense against a group of activist shareholders seeking full Board control.
    • Elliott Management in numerous U.S. activism campaigns.
    • Ascent Group in their defense and settlement with Okumus Fund Management.
    • Enzo Biochem in their defense against Lone Star Value.
    • Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy (representing Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, the largest single creditor).
  • The largest North American artificial turf manufacturer, facing a series of investigative stories and through subsequent class action litigation and federal and state regulatory challenges.
  • Numerous companies and boards in confidential activist preparedness assignments.

Prior to joining Sloane & Company, Dan was with Ruder Finn, where he worked in the Corporate Advisory group on crises and special situations.

Dan graduated from the College of the Holy Cross Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History.