NEW YORK & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RLM Finsbury, a global leader in strategic communications and a trusted adviser to many of the world’s most successful companies, announced today that Stephen Labaton will become U.S. President of RLM Finsbury. Labaton, an award-winning former senior writer at The New York Times who joined the company as Partner in 2012, succeeds Michael Gross, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer of RLM Finsbury earlier this month.
Paul Holmes will become Managing Partner of RLM Finsbury’s New York office, where he will lead the company’s U.S. talent acquisition and development initiatives and continue to head a range of major client assignments. Holmes joined RLM Finsbury in 2007 after a distinguished career in international journalism, including as Global Political Editor for Reuters. Labaton and Holmes will also join RLM Finsbury’s global management committee to help guide the company’s continuing international growth.
“Stephen has developed an extraordinary reputation as a versatile strategist with skills spanning public affairs, litigation support, crisis communications and reputation management,” said Gross. “Paul has also demonstrated great talent and commitment to our clients’ success on a range of high-profile strategic and crisis communications assignments. Both of these Partners have been key contributors to RLM Finsbury’s success, and I’m excited to have them take leadership roles in spearheading the further growth of our U.S. business and contributing to our overall global development.”
During the past year, RLM Finsbury has substantially expanded its roster of international client engagements involving corporate reputation and issues management, investor relations and public affairs support. The company ranked first in Europe and fourth overall according to Mergermarket in providing communications support for M&A transactions. It has also provided significant legal and regulatory communications support in several high-profile matters, including two U.S. Supreme Court cases, a billion-dollar class action settlement and the resolution of major U.K. tax controversies.
To help build on these achievements, RLM Finsbury announced that Partners Ed Adler and Steffan Williams will take on the added responsibility of developing an integrated global marketing and branding plan with partners around the world.
About RLM Finsbury:
RLM Finsbury is a global leader in strategic communications and a trusted adviser to many of the world’s most successful companies. The company has managed some of the most complex, high-profile communications challenges and crises of the last three decades, including some of the largest international M&A transactions, IPOs and other capital raisings, proxy fights, corporate restructurings, and public affairs policy campaigns, as well as major litigation and government investigations. With offices in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, RLM Finsbury provides expert counsel and support to clients around the world on interactions with the media, financial markets, employees, governments and other vital stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.RLMFinsbury.com.