Founding Partner

Phone: (212) 433-4603

Hugh Burns has been counseling clients on their most significant and complex financial communication issues for nearly two decades.  He has extensive experience developing and implementing communications programs for mergers, acquisitions and other financial transactions, shareholder activist defense and proxy contests, corporate governance issues, crises, litigation support, earnings warnings and restatements, and executive changes.  Hugh also has managed many long-term corporate positioning and investor relations programs. His clients have included companies in a wide range of industries, including retail, real estate, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, industrial and manufacturing, financial services, energy, telecommunications, and technology.

Prior to co-founding Reevemark, Hugh was a Managing Director at Sard Verbinnen, where he also served as the firm’s General Counsel and member of its Executive Committee.  Previously, he was a lawyer at both Latham & Watkins and Sullivan & Cromwell.

Hugh received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and graduated cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Fordham Law Review.