Jesse Rachelle

Vice President

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Jesse Rachelle provides strategic communications and public affairs counsel to both public and private companies spanning a variety of industries, including financial services, health care, consumer goods, technology and energy. With a particular focus on protecting corporate reputation, Jesse frequently counsels leadership teams and boards of directors on long-term communications and public affairs strategies, tailored crisis preparation and management plans and bespoke special situations communications.

With a close eye on Washington, Jesse helps clients achieve their business objectives while navigating reputational risks like government investigations, regulatory scrutiny, litigation issues and crises, as well as long-term reputation building. At Abernathy, Jesse supports the long-term strategy, growth and development of the Washington, D.C. office and the Public Affairs and ESG practice areas.


Representative Experience

• A top-10 U.S. commercial bank with issues preparation and management, investor relations, ESG strategy development and a minority stake sale of assets

• A NYSE-listed company facing a three-plus year SEC investigation and subsequent settlement

• A global biopharmaceutical company on executive communications, ESG initiatives, philanthropy and public commentary surrounding topical socioeconomic issues

• A Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods company on ESG communications strategy and a multimillion-dollar ESG initiative announcement

• Symbotic on its SPAC transaction with Softbank-backed SVFC Investment Corp. 3 and subsequent public listing

• Summit Carbon Solutions on national reputation management and targeted profile raising



• New York University, B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, Latin American Literatures and Cultures (Summa Cum Laude)


Memberships and Affiliations

• Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society



• Spanish