Robert Gemmill
Robert Gemmill

Robert Gemmill, most recently director of litigation communications at Edelman, has joined Argyle, a top Canadian PR firm, as senior VP and head of its just opened Washington office.

A lawyer by training, Gemmill also was managing director of litigation and crisis communications for the Hogan Lovells law firm, and senior VP of litigation communications at Levick.

Noting that Argyle has a growing US client roster, CEO Daniel Tisch said “it’s exciting to put down roots in the US capital.”

The firm, which has seven offices across Canada, also has recruited crisis veteran Harlan Loeb to serve as a senior advisor in Chicago.

He was global practice chair for crisis and reputation risk at Edelman, founding principal of the Chicago office at FTI Consulting’s strategic communications unit and managing director of litigation communications at Hill & Knowlton.

Gemmill told O'Dwyer's Argyle US will focus on corporate communications and reputation risk.