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Paul Kranhold

Co-Chair, North America

Paul Kranhold

Life at FGS Global

Communications strategist and advisor to companies, investment funds, entrepreneurs and high profile individuals facing complex financial, regulatory, and legal matters. Started the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

Life Pre-FGS Global

A former client, he was introduced to the firm in a complex transaction that resulted in the sale of AT&T to SBC Communications. Started work life in national and state political campaigns that resulted in 10 years in public service.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Outdoorsman and fisherman who can usually be found in the mountains on the western side of the continent in free time.

Paul is a Partner in the San Francisco office where he manages the firm's west coast operations and a team of 50 in California. Paul has advised a number of clients on high profile investments, hostile and friendly transactions, litigation matters, government investigations, management changes, and other special situations.

Representative engagements include the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile; advising the PG&E Board of Directors on events leading up to the Chapter 11 filing, the acquisition of the Brooklyn Nets by Joe Tsai; advising Ant Group on their delayed IPO in Hong Kong; the spinout of VMWare from Dell; advising Qualcomm on its successful defense against an unsolicited takeover proposal and Didi with its acquisition of UberChina. He advised Netflix on its relations with activist investor Carl Icahn and Tesla with its acquisition of SolarCity.

Before joining the firm, Paul was Vice President of Corporate Communications at AT&T. He began his career on the presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush and also served in the Bush Administration before moving back to his native California to join the office of Governor Pete Wilson.

Paul holds a BA in international relations and Russian studies at The George Washington University.

Paul Kranhold
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