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Melissa Gansler Vice President

New York T: 212.371.5999

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Melissa Gansler provides strategic communications counsel and support to public and private companies across a wide range of industries and in a variety of special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, crisis management, proxy contests and restructurings. She also assists clients with ongoing investor relations support and in the development of overall corporate communications strategies to advance business objectives and communicate with key stakeholders.

Prior to joining Abernathy MacGregor, Melissa worked at Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher in New York City. She supported clients facing complex, high-profile corporate events, including General Electric in its transaction to combine GE, Oil & Gas with Baker Hughes; DIRECTV on its sale to AT&T; and Norfolk Southern on its successful defense against Canadian Pacific. In addition, Melissa provided communications support to private equity firms and their portfolio companies on a range of communications matters. Melissa started her career as a paralegal at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she assisted attorneys in all aspects of the litigation process.

Education

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A. English (with highest distinction)

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