After years of tempered deal volume, M&A activity has returned to pre-recession levels. But this uptick doesn't just buoy bankers and lawyers -- it reveals a surge in activity for communications pros as well.
Herbalife, the weight loss and nutrition company facing Justice Dept. scrutiny and ongoing attacks from a prominent hedge fund, has bolstered its corporate affairs operation, including the addition of a new global communications exec.
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