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Rose Temple

Managing Director

Rose Temple

Managing Director

Rose provides strategic communications counsel to companies on a wide range of special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism defense, restructurings and bankruptcies and management changes. She also assists clients with ongoing investor relations, corporate communications and crisis preparedness and management. Her areas of expertise include:

Mergers & Acquisitions

She has advised on a number of both friendly and contested transactions. Notable assignments include Coupa Software on its pending sale to Thoma Bravo; Frontier Airlines on its proposed transaction with Spirit Airlines; US Ecology on its sale to Republic Services; Citrix on its sale to Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital; Johnson & Johnson on its spinoff of Kenvue; Proofpoint on its sale to Thoma Bravo; Citrix on its acquisition of Wrike; Forescout on its sale to Advent International; Achillion on its sale to Alexion Pharmaceuticals; ArQule on its sale to Merck; CIRCOR on its defense against an unsolicited offer from Crane Co.; Bristol-Myers Squibb on its acquisition of Celgene; SUPERVALU on its sale to UNFI; Broadcom on its acquisition of CA Technologies; Broadcom on its proposal to acquire Qualcomm; International Flavors & Fragrances on its acquisition of Frutarom; INC Research on its merger with inVentiv Health; CenturyLink on its acquisition of Level3 Communications; and Valspar on its sale to Sherwin-Williams.

Shareholder Activism

She has advised on a number of public and private activism situations opposite Corvex Management, Elliott Management, Starboard Value, Engaged Capital, JANA Partners, Land & Buildings, Legion Partners, Macellum and Ancora. Rose has advised clients including Pinterest, Box, Bristol Myers Squibb, SpartanNash, Monotype, MIMEDX, Turtle Beach and Forest City among many others.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

She has experience advising clients on Chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court financial restructurings. Notable assignments include K&N Engineering, Riverbed Technology, Strike, Denbury, Avianca Holdings, Save A Lot, RentPath, INSYS Therapeutics, Cloud Peak Energy, Ditech Holdings, Catalina Marketing, Mattress Firm and American Tire Distributors.

Crisis Management

She assists management teams and boards of directors on a variety of crisis situations including data breaches, facility closures and workforce reductions, earnings surprises, litigation, patent disputes, regulatory inquiries, reputational attacks and unplanned leadership changes.

Investor Relations & Public Relations

She works with public companies to enhance their overall communications strategy, including corporate positioning, quarterly earnings preparation, investor conferences, thought leadership activities and employee communications.

Rose joined Joele Frank in 2016. She received a BS in Political Science from George Washington University.