Daniel Dermott

Daniel McDermott

Lecturer in Law, Penn Carey Law School

About Daniel

Daniel McDermott joined ICR’s Special Situations Group in 2018. In this role, McDermott develops and executes strategic communications plans for clients related to shareholder activism, corporate governance, ESG, mergers and acquisitions, Chapter 11 bankruptcies, short selling, executive transitions and regulatory investigations.

Prior to joining ICR, McDermott worked for Involved Consulting, a boutique advisory firm focused exclusively on shareholder activism. At Involved Consulting, McDermott advised both activist hedge funds and issuers on matters relating shareholder activism. Prior to Involved Consulting, McDermott served as Sr. Analyst for the largest global proxy advisory firm, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). McDermott was one of the four Sr. Analysts charged with evaluating and rendering vote recommendations on the financial and strategic implications of proxy contests, contested mergers, corporate governance, executive compensation, and other economic-focused shareholder proposals for ISS’ institutional clients.

McDermott has a B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University and a M.B.A. in Finance from Johns Hopkins University. He also has the Sustainable Accounting Standards Boards (SASB) Fundamentals in Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Certification.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Shareholder Activism: Activating Change for Value Creation

Learn how corporate boards and C-suite leadership prepare for activist campaigns directed at their company, and discover effective solutions for managing the process when it occurs. Develop the fundamentals for both value investing and value-based management.