Advises a wide range of clients on high stakes, complex situations, including M&A, shareholder activism, leadership transitions, IPOs and crises, as well as on ongoing corporate positioning.
Supported corporate clients, asset managers and high profile individuals on financial and crisis communications for over a decade at predecessor firm, Sard Verbinnen.
A native Cape Codder in constant pursuit of satisfying her sweet tooth (a byproduct of growing up in her mom's candy store). Happiest on the beach with a book, running along NYC's west side, or sipping an old fashioned at a bar with her husband.
Kelsey Markovich is a Partner in the New York office. She advises clients on complex, high-stakes transactions and special situations affecting reputation and/or market value, including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, IPOs, executive leadership changes and crises, and ongoing corporate positioning programs.
Kelsey has provided strategic communications counsel, including media, transaction, and issues management support to a number of clients in the asset management space including Providence Equity Partners, The Carlyle Group and Trian Partners.
Recently, she has supported Zoom across a number of matters, including crisis and reputation management, public affairs, litigation, and transaction and financial communications. She has provided shareholder activism defense preparation support to a number of companies and advised Herbalife on its defense against Pershing Square and Trian Partners on its proxy fights against Procter & Gamble and DuPont.
She has also advised on numerous transactions, IPOs, and other special situations, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on its merger with Groupe PSA and its previously proposed transaction with Groupe Renault; Warner Music Group's IPO on the Nasdaq; Takata Corporation on its global automotive airbag inflator recall and corporate restructuring; and Wynn Resorts surrounding sexual harassment allegations against its founder, including defense against a withhold vote campaign and regulatory issues surrounding the opening of Encore Boston Harbor.
Kelsey graduated summa cum laude with departmental honors from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Communications.