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Arielle Rothstein


Arielle Rothstein


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: Perspecta in its sale to Peraton, a portfolio company of Veritas Capital; Citrix in its acquisition of Wrike; HP’s defense to Xerox’s unsolicited bid; BorgWarner in its acquisition of Delphi Technologies; Broadcom in its acquisition of Symantec’s Enterprise Security Business; 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; Thermo Fisher Scientific in its acquisition of Affymetrix; 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: Janus Henderson Group (Trian); Perspecta (JANA); HP (Icahn), Bed Bath & Beyond (Legion, Macellum, Ancora), Procter & Gamble (Trian), TeamHealth (JANA), 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, cybersecurity related situations, earnings surprises, litigation and reputational attacks, among others.

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. In December 2020, Arielle was recognized as a “Rising Star” in the PR Industry by The Observer in its annual list.

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.