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H/Advisors Abernathy is your partner in engaging with key stakeholders on complex issues.

With strategic communications experts across disciplines and around the world, we work closely with clients to build and preserve value, seize opportunities and solve problems in today’s dynamic and interconnected world.


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H/Advisors Abernathy Releases 2024 M&A Leaks Report
In H/Advisors Abernathy’s fourth annual Leaks Report, we analyze announced M&A transactions in the North American market to showcase the key trends that shaped leaks reporting this past year. In our 2023 report, we focus on valuation and industry-specific trends, the accuracy of media leaks and the impact of phenomenon, such as a rise in divestures and a slowdown in private equity-backed dealmaking.
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Proactive Crisis Management For Organizations
Proactive crisis management for organizations facing misinformation
In today’s environment, it is a matter of “when” not “if” you or your company will be faced with false claims and misrepresentation of the facts. Generative artificial intelligence (A.I.) continues to permeate everyone’s day-to-day, creating opportunities for advancement while simultaneously contributing to the pervasive spread of distorted narratives that make it increasingly challenging to decipher what is real (and can be verified) and what is fabricated. It is important for organizations to be even more preemptive in identifying, mitigating, and responding to false claims. The proactive management of these issues can prevent a small issue from escalating to a crisis with long-term reputational impact.
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In the Hot Seat: Preparing for Congressional Testimony
These are some practical recommendations to prepare for Congressional testimony, based on decades of experience supporting companies through DOJ, SEC, NLRB, GAO and agency-level investigations and merger reviews, as well as Congressional investigations and CEO-level oversight hearings.
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A Balancing Act: How to Make a Planned Strategic Announcement in the Wake of a Crisis
A crisis of any size can significantly disrupt regular business activities, impacting both internal and external stakeholders and attracting unwanted attention. Following an unanticipated event, companies tend to prioritize returning to “normal” as quickly as possible, but what if another significant announcement – unrelated to the crisis – is already planned and imminent? How can the company pivot from managing a crisis to successfully making a strategic announcement and ensuring it gets the right reception from core stakeholders?
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Tom Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is leading a growth trajectory rooted in the firm’s powerful heritage as a trusted partner to leading organizations and executives in their most critical moments.

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Carina Davidson


Carina Davidson serves as H/Advisors Abernathy’s President, based in the firm's New York office. Carina counsels companies of all sizes across a broad range of sectors on complex communications matters. She has significant expertise helping clients manage their reputations and develop strategies to reach their core audiences.

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Peter Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Lee is the Chief Financial Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is responsible for all of the firm’s financial functions, including accounting, financial planning, forecasting, client accounting and various financial analyses and reporting. He also oversees and manages the firm’s information technology. His career spans more than 25 years of experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy in various industries, including strategic communications, marketing and advertising, manufacturing, banking and logistics.

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Chuck Dohrenwend

Managing Director

Chuck Dohrenwend primarily works with private equity investment professionals and portfolio company leadership teams to optimize their investment and value-creation strategies through strategic communications. He collaborates with executive and communications teams to develop and implement highly effective communications programs for a range of stakeholders, primarily during pivotal events such as mergers and acquisitions, leadership transitions, crises, restructurings, investments and divestments. He also works with publicly traded companies on M&A, crisis management, restructurings and executive transitions. Additionally, Chuck is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and helps ensure that the firm’s operations and teams align with the firm’s client-centric growth strategy.​​

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Sydney Isaacs

Managing Director, Head of Houston Office

Sydney Isaacs provides strategic communications counsel to companies during times of change, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, crises and activist shareholder engagements. Sydney’s work supports companies’ valuations and reputations through a combination of financial communications and PR strategies. She has particularly deep experience advising companies across the energy sector, providing support to clients on communications related to their diverse efforts to participate in and respond to the energy transition. ​

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Kate Schneiderman

Managing Director, Chief of Staff

Kate Schneiderman is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and serves as a Managing Director and Chief of Staff to the CEO and President. As Chief of Staff, she plays a leading role in developing and implementing the firm’s growth strategy.

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