SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
SCOPIA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
152 WEST 57TH STREET, 33RD FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10019

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ACORDA THERAPEUTICS INC [ ACOR ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/29/2017
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 08/29/2017 P 500,000 A $19.0461 8,208,527 I See Footnotes(1)(2)(3)
Common Stock 08/29/2017 P 150,000 A $19.5152 8,358,527 I See Footnotes(1)(2)(3)
Common Stock 08/29/2017 P 116,201 A $19.6222 8,474,728 I See Footnotes(1)(2)(3)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
SCOPIA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
152 WEST 57TH STREET, 33RD FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10019

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Scopia Management, Inc.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
152 WEST 57TH STREET, 33RD FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10019

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
SIROVICH MATTHEW

(Last) (First) (Middle)
152 WEST 57TH STREET, 33RD FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10019

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
MINDICH JEREMY

(Last) (First) (Middle)
152 WEST 57TH STREET, 33RD FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10019

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. This Form 4 is filed jointly by Scopia Capital Management LP ("Scopia Management"), Scopia Management, Inc. ("Scopia Inc."), Matthew Sirovich and Jeremy Mindich. The securities reported in this Form 4 are held in the accounts of several private investment funds, including Scopia Long LLC, Scopia Windmill Fund LP, Scopia International Master Fund LP, Scopia PX LLC, Scopia PX International Master Fund LP, Scopia Partners LLC, Scopia Long International Master Fund LP, Scopia Long QP LLC, Scopia Health Care LLC, Scopia Health Care International Master Fund LP, Scopia LB LLC, Scopia LB International Master Fund LP and a certain managed account (together, the "Investment Vehicles") for which Scopia Management serves as the investment manager. Each of the Investment Vehicles individually holds less than 10% of the outstanding shares of common stock of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (the "Issuer").
2. (Continued from footnote 1) Scopia Management, as the investment manager of the Investment Vehicles, may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own the shares of common stock of the Issuer held directly by the Investment Vehicles because Scopia Management has voting and investment power over such securities. In addition, Scopia Inc., as general partner of Scopia Management, and Matthew Sirovich and Jeremy Mindich, as Managing Directors of Scopia Inc., may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own the shares of common stock of the Issuer held directly by the Investment Vehicles because each of Scopia Inc., Mr. Sirovich and Mr. Mindich may be deemed to exercise voting and investment power over such securities. Further, Scopia Management, Scopia Inc. and Messrs. Sirovich and Mindich may be deemed to have a pecuniary interest in a portion of the securities held directly by the Investment Vehicles due to Scopia Management's right to receive performance-based allocations.
3. Each of Scopia Management, Scopia Inc. and Messrs. Sirovich and Mindich disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein except to the extent of his or its pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that any of Scopia Management, Scopia Inc. or Messrs. Sirovich and Mindich is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or for any other purpose.
Remarks:
SCOPIA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP, By: Scopia Management, Inc., its general partner, Name: /s/ Matthew Sirovich, Title: Managing Director 08/31/2017
SCOPIA MANAGEMENT, INC., Name: /s/ Matthew Sirovich, Title: Managing Director 08/31/2017
MATTHEW SIROVICH, Name: /s/ Matthew Sirovich 08/31/2017
JEREMY MINDICH, Name: /s/ Jeremy Mindich 08/31/2017
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