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Dennis K. Berman is a Lazard managing director, specializing in the firm’s Shareholder Advisory practice and in media industry advisory assignments. Mr. Berman’s practice at Lazard has included a number of high-profile engagements, including guiding the special committee of Papa John’s International in its interaction with its founder and the eventual convertible-preferred investment from Starboard Value; successfully leading Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund in its proxy fight against Platform Partners; successfully helping Express Scripts Inc. and Cigna Corp in their challenge from Carl Icahn; shareholder engagement and corporate preparedness for a major European financial firm; and shareholder engagement and corporate preparedness for a leading U.S. bank. Mr. Berman came to Lazard after 17 years at The Wall Street Journal, where most recently he served as its financial editor, overseeing the staff and coverage of finance and markets around the globe. He served as the Journal’s business editor from 2011 to 2015, running the Journal’s company coverage. He also served as the Journal’s mergers and acquisitions correspondent and global deals editor for six years. Mr. Berman joined the Journal in 2001 as a telecom reporter and technology columnist after beginning his career at Business Week Online. He shares the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism and the 2009 and 2016 Gerald Loeb Awards for excellence in business journalism. Mr. Berman holds a magna cum laude history degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is on the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Governors Scholars Program. Dennis is a Fellow of the 2019 class of the Aspen Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He is a Kentucky Colonel.