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Arielle Rothstein

Managing Director

Arielle Rothstein

Managing Director

Arielle provides strategic communications support for clients across industries and in a wide range of special situations, including transactions, management changes 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 acquisition of CA Technologies; 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; and Altera in its merger with Intel.

Shareholder Activism

She has experience in activism situations, both public and private, and proxy contests. Notable assignments include: Bed Bath & Beyond (Legion, Macellum, Ancora), Procter & Gamble (Trian), TeamHealth (JANA Partners), Citrix (Elliott), Informatica (Elliott), Abercrombie & Fitch (Engaged Capital), lululemon (Chip Wilson), Mondelez International (Trian), and Microsoft (ValueAct).

Crisis Communications

Her assignments include management succession and unplanned leadership changes, data breaches, earnings surprises, litigation, patent disputes 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.