Andrew Siegel provides strategic communications counsel to companies and private equity firms involved in transactions, reorganizations, and other special situations. He also advises leading public companies on investor and media relations and long-term corporate positioning programs. His areas of expertise include:
Investor & Public Relations
He helps companies enhance their communications in order to support the highest justifiable stock price or achieve other objectives.
Mergers & Acquisitions
He advises companies on the communications challenges involved in both friendly and unsolicited M&A transactions. Past assignments include advising Liberty Property Trust in its sale to Prologis; LaSalle Hotel Properties in its merger with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust; Kindred Healthcare in its sale to Humana, TPG and Welsh Carson; Johnson & Johnson in its acquisition of Actelion; Martin Marietta in its acquisitions of Bluegrass Materials and Texas Industries; Harman in its sale to Samsung; Norfolk Southern in its defense against Canadian Pacific; Weyerhaeuser in its merger with Plum Creek; and Airgas in its defense against Air Products and subsequent sale to Air Liquide.
He has considerable experience advising companies on spin-offs and public offerings including TechnipFMC, EQT, Manitowoc, Energizer, Oil States International, Phillips 66, L-3 Communications, Motorola, Allete and Holly Energy Partners.
His experience in high-profile activism situations and proxy contests includes Colony Capital (Blackwells), Valaris (Luminus), PDC Energy (Kimmeridge), Procter & Gamble (Trian), ClubCorp (FrontFour), Williams (Corvex), Abercrombie & Fitch (Engaged Capital), CommonWealth (Corvex & Related), Clorox (Icahn), Motorola (Icahn), and CSX (TCI & 3G).
Restructuring & Bankruptcy
He has advised numerous companies in connection with both court supervised and out-of-court restructurings, as well as bidders in the acquisition of distressed assets under Section 363. Assignments include Catalina Marketing, Cloud Peak, Memorial Production, Arch Coal, Energy XXI, Paragon Offshore, Rural/Metro, Washington Mutual, General Maritime, Greatwide Logistics and Mervyns.
He has considerable crisis and issues management experience and has advised companies in connection with state and federal investigations, regulatory inquiries, insider trading allegations, hostage situations, facility disasters, closures and workforce reductions, high-profile litigation and unplanned leadership changes.
Andrew joined Joele Frank shortly after the firm’s inception in 2000. He previously worked in Financial Planning at Merrill Lynch. He received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.