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Charlie Smalling



Charlie Smalling

Life at FGS Global

Advises clients on cybersecurity and privacy issues, litigation, crises, M&A, shareholder activism and other special situations, as well as ongoing media and investor relations programs.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Corporate communications manager at Dropbox.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Midwestern transplant and avid cook who can usually be found enjoying Northern California's beaches, restaurants and vineyards.

Charlie Smalling is a Director in the San Francisco office. He develops and executes communications strategies for a variety of transactions and special situations including M&A, public listings, shareholder activism preparedness and defense, management transitions, cybersecurity and privacy issues, litigation and regulatory settlements, as well as ongoing media and investor relations programs.

His notable experience includes assisting investment firms such as SoftBank, The Gores Group, Permira and GGV Capital with ongoing corporate positioning, media relations and portfolio support; managing financial and crisis communications for major semiconductor companies; advising clients across industries on responses to cybersecurity incidents; and supporting clients across industries on settlements with organizations including the Department of Justice, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and State Attorneys General.

He began his career in corporate communications at Dropbox, where he primarily focused on financial communications, cybersecurity and privacy matters and reputation management.

Charlie graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Foreign Service.

Charlie Smalling