Abernathy MacGregor consistently strives to attract, retain and promote industry-leading talent as part of its commitment to provide outstanding service to clients.
In the past 12 months, we’ve seen strong growth across our practice areas as both new and existing clients turn to us for strategic communications counsel in the face of complex challenges and special situations—including transformative M&A, high-stakes shareholder activism, critical crisis management, sensitive restructuring initiatives and highly consequential litigation and regulatory matters.
Against this backdrop and with an eye toward our continued forward momentum, we are excited to announce a number of promotions and new hires.
Abernathy MacGregor awards promotions selectively, and these well-deserving individuals embody the firm’s work ethic and focus on providing sophisticated counsel to clients that delivers business results:
- Managing Director Sydney Isaacs has been named Head of the Houston Office.
- Blair Hennessy and Dan Scorpio have each been named Senior Vice President.
- Paige McKenna, Eliza Ruggiero and Jake Yanulis have each been named Vice President.
Additionally, Nazan Riahei and Eric Bonach have joined the firm as Senior Vice Presidents, and J.P. Kaytrosh has joined the firm as a Vice President. Eric, who is based in New York and was most recently the Global Head of Communications for a publicly traded technology company in Los Angeles, brings with him a depth of experience, including shareholder activism defense and proxy contests, M&A, unsolicited takeovers and corporate crises. Nazan, based in Los Angeles and most recently at Sard Verbinnen, has extensive issues management and litigation experience coupled with experience guiding companies through M&A situations. J.P., also located in Los Angeles and most recently at Brunswick Group, brings to bear expertise in M&A and restructuring communications, with a background in public affairs.
These professionals underscore the diversity of backgrounds and expertise, as well as the unique skills, perspective, and collaboration, resident at Abernathy MacGregor. We invite you to learn more about our firm and team, and how we might be of service to you or your clients.