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Carl D. Folta Joins Abernathy MacGregor as Senior Counselor

Abernathy MacGregor is pleased to announce that Carl D. Folta has joined the firm as senior counselor. Mr. Folta most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications for Viacom Inc., where he worked in various communications roles for more than two decades.

After The ACA: Economic imperatives for hospitals won’t change and hospital stakeholder communications remain vital

The relentless noise from Washington generates headlines by the hour, many of them about the Affordable Care Act and its impending repeal. The uncertainty this creates calls for hospital boards and managements to redouble their efforts on stakeholder communications and outreach to prepare audiences for the inevitable changes in the marketplace.

An Evening with Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr.

Our global AMO partner firms recently spent an evening at New York’s Paley Center discussing the role of journalism in today’s polarized and volatile sociopolitical environment. Joining us were Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of The New York Times, and M&A reporters from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Financial Times and Reuters.

No Neutral Ground: Preparing for Activism Everywhere in the Trump Era

In a highly combustible political environment where neutral ground is hard to find, what can companies do to prepare for a new age of activism, including customer boycotts, employee strikes, and public attention from the White House?

Should an activist be allowed to address the board?

In Directors & Boards magazine, Managing Director Jeremy Jacobs addresses the perennial question of whether corporate boards should meet with shareholder activists. Not every activist requesting a meeting should get one, but in certain instances, directors should keep their friends close and their activists closer.