Arielle Rothstein

Arielle Rothstein

Managing Director New York D 212-351-8955 Download Vcard

Arielle provides strategic communications support for clients across industries and in a wide range of special situations, including transactions and crises. In addition, she works with clients to develop and refine their investor and public relations programs.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions: She works with clients in both friendly and unsolicited M&A transactions. Notable assignments include: Broadcom in its proposal to acquire Qualcomm; PAREXEL in its sale to Pamplona Capital Management; Thermo Fisher Scientific in its acquisition of Patheon; General Electric in its transaction to combine GE, Oil & Gas with Baker Hughes; TeamHealth in its sale to Blackstone; Symantec in its acquisition of Blue Coat Systems; Alere in its sale to Abbott Laboratories; Thermo Fisher Scientific in its acquisition of Affymetrix; Fairchild Semiconductor in its sale to ON Semiconductor; Symantec in its sale of Veritas to The Carlyle Group; Altera in its merger with Intel; Informatica in its sale to the Permira Funds; Aruba Networks in its sale to HP; ShoreTel in its successful defense of Mitel Networks; Men’s Wearhouse in its acquisition of Jos. A. Bank; and Verizon in its acquisition of Vodafone’s minority stake in Verizon Wireless.
  • Shareholder Activism: She has experience in activism situations and proxy situations including: Procter & Gamble (Trian), TeamHealth (JANA Partners), Citrix (Elliott), Informatica (Elliott), Abercrombie & Fitch (Engaged Capital), JDSU (Sandell), lululemon (Chip Wilson), Mondelez International (Trian), and Microsoft (ValueAct).
  • Crisis Communications: Her assignments include data breaches, earnings surprises, litigation, patent disputes, management succession and unplanned leadership changes and reputational attacks.
  • Investor Relations and Public Relations: She assists public companies in enhancing their overall communications strategy, including corporate positioning, quarterly earnings preparation and employee communications. She also provides communications support to private equity firms, including Sycamore Partners, at both the sponsor and portfolio company level.

Arielle joined Joele Frank in 2013. She was a founding member of the firm’s San Francisco office, which opened in September 2014. After spending two years on the West Coast, Arielle returned to the New York office in the fall of 2016.

She received a BA from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in women and gender studies and minors in political science and writing.