For nearly two decades, Jamie has worked with small- mid- and large-cap companies across industries to help them identify their communications challenges and develop and implement plans to address their needs. She provides strategic counsel and support to companies in the following areas:
Investor Relations & Public Relations
To win the hearts and minds of shareholders and other stakeholders, companies must tell a straightforward and compelling story and deliver on the promises they outline. Increasingly, this must incorporate a narrative around a Company’s ESG goals and accomplishments. She works closely with her clients to evaluate and refine messages and structure/implement a program to ensure that messages are appropriately leveraged across constituency groups.
She has developed and run crisis simulations for management and internal communications teams so that when a crisis occurs it is not the first time the teams are thinking about the important issues and how to respond. She has advised companies in connection with myriad crises, including: SEC/regulatory investigations, workforce reductions and facility closures, earnings surprises and accounting issues, management changes, environmental issues, and litigation.
She works alongside clients involved in both friendly and unsolicited M&A transactions – often from announcement through integration and beyond – to ensure that all key stakeholders understand the company’s strategic objectives and have the information they need to advance or support the business. Her recent friendly transaction experience includes working with: Twitter in its pending sale to Elon Musk; Bristol Myers Squibb in its acquisitions of Celgene, MyoKardia and Turning Point Therapeutics; Mimecast in its sale to Permira; Jazz Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of GW Pharmaceuticals; W.R. Grace in its sale to Standard Industries; BorgWarner in its acquisition of Delphi Technologies. Her unsolicited transaction experience includes working with Time Warner in its defense against Twenty-First Century Fox; Tenet Healthcare in its defense against Community Health Systems; PotashCorp in its defense against BHP Billiton; Microsoft in its proposed acquisition of Yahoo!; Express Scripts in its proposed acquisition of Caremark; PeopleSoft in its defense against Oracle; Omnicare in its acquisition of NeighborCare; Taubman Centers in its defense against Simon Property Group and Westfield America; and the William R. Hewlett Trust in its opposition to the H-P/Compaq merger.
Some of her public experience in activism situations and proxy contests includes: DuPont, Mondelez, Tiffany (Trian); Family Dollar, Lionsgate (Carl Icahn); LivePerson (Starboard); Apache, Bristol Myers Squibb (JANA); Sony (Third Point); US Foods (Sachem Head).
Jamie joined Joele Frank in 2001. She received a BA in American Studies from Cornell University. She is on the Board of Directors of Mobilization for Justice.