Edelman is mounting a PR defense for American Energy Partners and its founder Aubrey McClendon after McClendon's former company, oil and gas giant Chesapeake Energy, sued AEP and the well-known oilman for allegedly stealing trade secrets.
Amira Nature Foods, the 100-year-old, Dubai-based packaged rice exporter, is relying on FTI Consulting as it reels from a damaging report by Prescience Point Research Group alleging phony revenue and export figures.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal watchdog for the banking sector created by the Dodd-Frank Act, is dangling a three-year contract for content about consumer or personal finance to educate the public about financial products and services.
Media purveyor Gannett Co. has engaged Sard Verbinnen & Co. to shore up its PR defense as activist investor Carl Icahn threatens a proxy fight over the company's plans to separate its publishing interests from its TV and digital operations.
Trian Fund Management, the firm of financier Nelson Peltz, has launched a proxy fight against $36B chemical giant DuPont Co., a showdown the Wall Street Journal called one of the biggest battles ever initiated by an activist investor.
Head of the National Court Reporters Association and former marketing and communications VP for the CFA Institute will take the reins of the National Investor Relations Institute in March as president and CEO, following a search.
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