Jaquelyn Scharnick

Director

Jackie advises clients on a broad range of corporate and financial communications matters, with a specialization in crisis and issues management, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and other critical corporate reputation issues.

She returned to Brunswick in 2014 after serving as the director of corporate communications for Academic Partnerships (AP), an international higher education service provider. While at AP, she oversaw executive communications, media and employee relations, and issues management.

Prior to that, Jackie was a long-time member of Brunswick’s New York office and a founding member of its Dallas office, where she counseled clients on communications strategy related to transactions, litigation, restructurings, and IPOs. Previous work includes Kraft Foods’ $18.9B bid for and acquisition of Cadbury, Roche’s $46.8B acquisition of Genentech, Energy Transfer Partners’ $5.3B acquisition of Sunoco, and Delta’s slot-swap agreement with US Airways and post-merger integration of Northwest. Other notable client work includes advising Hawker Beechcraft on its prearranged Chapter 11 filing and proposed cross-border merger and counseling a variety of alternative investment firms on critical corporate reputation issues in the United States and abroad.

Jackie graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Government and is the founder and honorary chairman of the national not-for-profit organization The Pink Agenda.