Lizanne Thomas

Lizanne Thomas heads the Firm's corporate governance team. She is also Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Southern U.S. Region. While her roots are as an M&A lawyer, Lizanne practices, teaches, and lives corporate governance. She participates in about 100 board meetings per year as counsel to a number of public companies. She represents special committees in control and conflict transactions, as well as in internal investigations. Lizanne is experienced in shareholder activism, public and private mergers and acquisitions, takeover preparedness, and executive compensation. She lectures on governance to leading business organizations, companies, and universities.

Lizanne is on the Board of Directors of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., serving as chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee, and previously served as co-chair of a special committee charged with investigating a variety of allegations against the company. KKD has twice won national corporate governance awards for its shareholder engagement and disclosure. Lizanne also serves on the Board of Directors of Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc., as Chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee. She is on the Board of Directors of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. [1]