Amy Bilbija

Managing Partner

Amy Bilbija is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Strategic Governance Advisors.

Prior to joining SGA, Bilbija was a Managing Director at Evercore, a leading independent investment bank, in its corporate advisory practice where she was instrumental in establishing the firm’s defense practice. While at Evercore, she advised corporations on evaluating vulnerabilities and alternatives for addressing weaknesses, shareholder engagement, and corporate governance.

Ms. Bilbija has amassed over 20 years of experience providing advice to both Board of Directors and Senior Management of public companies of all sizes in the broad areas of shareholder engagement and communication, governance policy and best practices, and activist defense strategy. She ran West Coast operations for MacKenzie Partners, with a focus on proxy contest defense, mergers-and-acquisitions, corporate governance, compensation programs, and evolving polices at institutions and proxy advisory firms; the New York Stock Exchange, providing legal and corporate governance advisory services to both the domestic and international listings departments and responsible for rendering interpretive guidance on all aspects of the NYSE Listed Company Manual; and was an attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Notable defense transactions Ms. Bilbija has advised on include: Qualcomm (JANA), DuPont (Trian), Yahoo (MSFT/Icahn), SanDisk (Samsung), Lions Gate (Icahn), Micrel (Obrem Capital), OSI Pharmaceuticals (Astellas Pharma), Cypress Bioscience (Ramius), CV Therapeutics (Astellas Pharma), SM&A (Steven Myers), CPEX Pharma (Arcadia Capital), Progress Software (Starboard Value Fund), PLXT (Potomac Capital), Emulex (Broadcom), Rackable-currently SGI (Richard Leza), Zoran (Ramius), McCormick & Schmicks (Landry’s), Cracker Barrel (multiple consecutive years, Sardar Bigari), Intevac (Voce), Tessera (Starboard), and Healthways (North Tide).

Ms. Bilbija has a J.D. from New York Law School and an M.B.A., M.S. and B.A. from the University of Miami.