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We provide our clients strategic counsel and tactical support across communications disciplines.

Our work ranges from ongoing public relations and investor relations to high-profile, high-stakes special situations.

#1

U.S. M&A

Corporate Control Alert, 2013-2020

#1

Corporate Shareholder Activism Defense Advisor

BLOOMBERG, 2020

#1

Global Corporate/Financial Agency of the Year

THE HOLMES REPORT, 2019

Our People

Committed. Candid. Connected. We are recognized for our intellect, integrity and intensity.

Our values encourage teamwork, accountability and respectful debate.

Why Us

Joele Frank is an industry leader year after year. We immerse ourselves in our clients’ businesses to help them advance their goals. We have forged an outstanding reputation for delivering results.

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Joele Frank Provides PR Counsel to Three Wrongfully Imprisoned Men

March 9, 2021 – Joele Frank provided PR counsel to the legal effort on behalf of George Bell, Rohan Bolt and Gary Johnson, who were incarcerated for over 24 years for a crime they did not commit. On March 5, 2021, The Hon. Judge Joseph A. Zayas of the Queens County Supreme Court ruled to vacate Bell, Bolt and Johnson’s convictions and all three men were released from prison.

Bell, Bolt and Johnson were convicted of the double homicide of two men in 1996. Bell and Johnson were just 19 and 22 years old at the time and Bolt, then a 35-year-old married father of four, owned a local Caribbean restaurant. No physical evidence ever connected any of the three men to the crime and all three men maintained their innocence. Evidence existed at the time of their arrest that pointed to other suspects, but prosecutors suppressed that evidence and withheld it from the defense teams and from the court.

The firm provided strategic PR counsel on this case on a pro bono basis, working in close collaboration with Bell, Bolt and Johnson’s legal counsel as they worked to bring justice to these innocent men. Firm Partners Joele Frank and Kelly Sullivan, Directors Jacob Silber, Melissa Johnson and Darcie Binder and Account Executives Joy Barnett, Paige MacPherson, Matt Cascio and Brennan O’Toole all contributed to the project.

Joele Frank Recognized as #1 M&A Communications Advisor in 2020 by The Deal and Mergermarket

February 1, 2021 – Joele Frank was recognized as the #1 M&A PR advisory firm in 2020 by The Deal, marking the eighth consecutive year the firm has been honored with the top spot. The Deal rankings reflect U.S. transactions valued at $100 million or more, of which Joele Frank advised on 86, including 39 for the acquirer and 47 for the seller.

Joele Frank was separately ranked as the #1 Global M&A PR advisor (by deal value) in 2020 by Mergermarket, which considers transactions valued at $5 million or more. The firm advised on 167 transactions valued at a total of $523 billion during the year.

The firm’s recent M&A work includes representing S&P Global in its $45 billion merger with IHS Markit; AON in its $30 billion acquisition of Willis Towers Watson; Salesforce in its $28 billion acquisition of Slack; Gilead Sciences in its $21 billion acquisition of Immunomedics; Bristol Myers Squibb in its $13.1 billion acquisition of MyoKardia; Concho Resources in its $9.7 billion acquisition by ConocoPhilips; and Grubhub in its $7.3 billion acquisition by Just Eat Takeaway, among others.

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Joele Frank is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To be considered for employment, please send your resume and cover letter to: info@joelefrank.com