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Wendi Kopsick

Partner
Wendi has 25 years of experience providing communications counsel to clients from global corporations to start-ups.

She advises clients with respect to corporate and financial public relations matters, as well as special situations – with significant experience in M&A; bankruptcy and restructurings; crisis communications; and shareholder activism and corporate governance.

Wendi has 25 years’ experience providing communications counsel to clients from global corporations to start-ups. She advises clients with respect to corporate and financial public relations matters, as well as special situations – with significant experience in M&A; bankruptcy and restructurings; crisis communications; and shareholder activism and corporate governance.

Her work spans a broad array of corporate positioning, financial communications and investor relations matters, as well as transactional, event-driven and crisis situations.

Wendi has developed deep experience across a wide variety of industries such as retailing, consumer products, real estate, healthcare and energy, including her work with many leading retail companies and global brands, as well as a decades-long relationship with one of the nation’s largest publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts. Wendi has significant expertise representing clients on specialized investor relations and media relations; M&A; IPOs and spinoffs; litigation support; bankruptcy and restructurings; and shareholder activism and corporate governance.

Wendi holds a BA in English, magna cum laude, from Yale University.


Recent and notable representative experience

Strategic Counsel and Financial Communications

Representative client advisory work includes:

  • Vornado Realty Trust on a wide range of corporate positioning, media relations and transactional matters.
  • Cardinal Health on various strategic communications and investor relations matters.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals on strategic communications and investor relations matters.
  • Ann Inc. on investor relations and media relations matters over 10 years; represented company in its $2.2 billion sale to Ascena Retail Group.
  • Tommy Hilfiger on a wide variety of investor relations, media relations and transactional matters over 14 years.
  • CVS in multiple acquisitions and on various strategic communications and investor relations mandates over more than 15 years.
  • Fortune Brands and its subsidiaries on a wide range of matters, including the spinoffs of ACCO Brands and Fortune Brands Home & Security, multiple acquisitions and divestitures and the sale of Beam to Suntory Holdings in a $16 billion transaction.
  • Numerous companies in managing executive leadership transitions.

Corporate Restructurings and Insolvency

  • Hertz Global Holdings on its successful Chapter 11 restructuring and emergence from bankruptcy.
  • L’Occitane, Inc. on its successful Chapter 11 U.S. lease portfolio restructuring and emergence from bankruptcy.
  • Century 21 on its Chapter 11 filing.
  • CraftWorks Holdings on its Chapter 11 filing.
  • One Call Corporation on its comprehensive out-of-court financial restructuring.
  • Ascena Retail Group on the wind-down of its dressbarn business.
  • Chapter 11 restructurings of Winn-Dixie Stores, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Blockbuster, Borders, Spectrum Brands, Masonite, Atrium, and Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
  • Eddie Bauer's Chapter 11 filing and Section 363 sale to Golden Gate Capital.
  • RPM International’s Chapter 11 reorganization of its Specialty Products Holding Corp. (SPHC) subsidiary and successful resolution of its asbestos personal injury claims.

Transactions

  • ServiceMaster Global Holdings on the $1.5 billion sale of its ServiceMaster Brands businesses.
  • Legg Mason on its $6.5 billion sale to Franklin Templeton.
  • Residential Mortgage Services Holdings, Inc. on its sale to Guild Holdings Company.
  • Avista Corporation in its proposed C$6.7 billion sale to Hydro One Limited.
  • Vornado in the spinoff of its Washington, DC business and the $8.4 billion merger of that business with the operating company and certain select assets of The JBG Companies.
  • HSN, Inc. in its sale to QVC parent, Liberty Interactive Corporation.
  • Piedmont Natural Gas in its $6.7 billion sale to Duke Energy.
  • Lowe’s in its acquisitions of RONA, Maintenance Supply Headquarters and Orchard Supply Hardware assets.
  • Digital First Media in its sale of The Salt Lake Tribune.
  • Warnaco Group in its sale to PVH in a $2.9 billion transaction.
  • Staples in its unsolicited offer for and successful acquisition of Dutch office equipment supplier Corporate Express.

Contact information

New York

Kekst CNC
New York (Headquarters)
437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10022