Provides strategic communications counsel and support to clients across various industries on special situations including M&A, proxy contests, crises and IPOs, and ongoing corporate positioning and reputation management.
Has worked in strategic communications for nearly a decade, both in London and in the U.S.
Wimbledon native that has bounced between London, Spain, Malaysia and the U.S. Enjoys cycling and running (sometimes with a swim), but otherwise can be found watching or playing tennis or agonizing over Liverpool FC matches.
Hannah Dunning is a Partner in the San Francisco office. Hannah relocated from the London office where she worked for three years.
She advises clients on complex situation and transformative events, including mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, crises, public offerings, leadership changes, among others, as well as ongoing corporate positioning. Her clients have spanned sectors including technology, financial services, retail/consumer, transportation, energy, among others.
Hannah's notable assignments include advising SoftBank on ongoing corporate positioning and transactions, including recent leadership changes, its strategic partnership and equity share swap with Deutsche Telekom, the launch of the $100B SoftBank Vision Fund and its early investments, the launch of the SoftBank Latin America Funds and its investments in WeWork, Uber, Arm Limited, and others; Sprint on its merger with T-Mobile; Qualcomm on its hostile defense against Broadcom; eBay on its settlement with Elliott Management; Planet on its public listing via a SPAC on the NYSE and registration as a public benefit corp.; Uber on its public listing on the NYSE; Yelp on its defense against SQN Investors; Okta on various special and ongoing situations; HNA Group on ongoing matters, including global transactions; Leslie's on its public listing on the NASDAQ; Headspace on its series C fundraising round and leadership transitions; Alibaba Group on its listing on the NYSE and ongoing corporate positioning and transactions; and Woodward on its proposed merger with Hexcel.
Hannah graduated from University College London with a Master's in Management, and previously from the University of Leeds with a B.A. in Communications.