Who We Are
Pat Tucker is a Managing Director in the firm’s New York office. He counsels management teams and boards of directors through times of change and often with significant potential impact to business-critical stakeholders. He works on strategic communications related to transactions, shareholder activism, governance, litigation, restructuring, change management, executive transition, and crisis management, among other issues.
He frequently advises public and private companies on all aspects of M&A such as interloping bidders, complex structures, antitrust review, cross-border and foreign ownership review challenges, and special committees. With a particular focus on shareholder engagement and evolving disclosure practices, he helps clients create communications strategies relating to dealing with economic shareholder activists such as Icahn, Elliott or Jana; vocal institutional investors such as Neuberger Berman; as well as environmental, social, and governance funds.
Pat is an active member of the Society for Corporate Governance and the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). Prior to joining Abernathy MacGregor, he was with RF|Binder Partners where he was a member of the agency’s media relations group.
- JAB’s acquisitions of Panera Bread, Pret a Manager, Krispy Kreme, Peet’s Coffee, Caribou Coffee and D.E. Master Blender’s
- T-Mobile’s pending acquisition of Sprint
- Nuance’s engagement with Neuberger Berman
- Tapestry’s acquisition of Kate Spade
- Sanofi’s acquisition of BioVerativ
- Keurig Green Mountain’s acquisition of Dr Pepper
- TransCanada’s relaunch of Keystone XL
- J.Crew’s contested debt restructuring
- Euronet’s successful bid to break-up Ant Financial’s acquisition of MoneyGram
- Advent International, Carlyle Group, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, KKR and TPG on various transactions
- Trinity College, B.A. English Literature
Memberships and Affiliations
- Member, Society for Corporate Governance
- Member, National Investor Relations Institute
News, Publications and Achievements
- “The Oracle has spoken. Now What? A look at the practical path to pursuing long-termism”
- IR Magazine: “Cash tsunami coming to the US”
- “The Bully Tweet: What to do when called out by the next Commander-in-Chief”
- Law360: “The Celebrity Activist: How Activists Use a Lack of Information to Achieve Results”
- Law360: “Barbarians No More: The Refreshed Public Face of Activists and What it Means for Corporate Boards”