For hundreds of years, the savviest businesses have hired others to shape the way they are perceived by the world. To accomplish their commercial goals. To build and defend their reputations.
To stand above the crowd.

We’re steeped in this heritage.


Communications Advisors. Stand Above.


Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, hired to drum up support for WWI Liberty Bonds, draw tens of thousands to Wall Street. (1918)

About us

Baretz+Brunelle is a strategic communications and digital marketing agency. We help businesses in the legal and financial industries Stand Above. Our clients are elite law firms. Top financial advisors. Well-known corporations. Technology innovators. Business pioneers. Our mission is to help them be more respected, trusted and remembered. We have been named the “Best PR Firm in the U.S. for Law Firms” by The National Law Journal, the “Best PR Firm for Law Firms” by The New York Law Journal, the “Best Crisis Management Firm” by Legal Times, and a “Leading PR Firm for Hedge Funds” by Hedge Fund Alert. Using a variety of innovative tactics tied directly to business strategy, we help our clients break through the clutter to showcase their expertise, demonstrate their value and influence their markets. For nearly 20 years, we have helped our clients build brands, announce mergers and other transactions, raise the profile of practice groups and top rainmakers, launch new practices, promote new office openings, provide litigation support, protect reputations and navigate crises. Above all else, we are laser-focused on developing creative strategies that achieve business goals.

Our people

Spencer Baretz, Founding Partner

Spencer Baretz

Founding Partner

Cari Brunelle, Founding Partner

Cari Brunelle

Founding Partner

Kenneth Gary, Partner

Kenneth Gary


John Ford, Partner

John Ford


Kelsey Nason, Partner

Kelsey Nason


Jason Milch, Partner

Jason Milch


Amy Hanan, Chief Digital Officer

Amy Hanan

Chief Digital Officer

Anthony Tramontana, Chief Financial Officer

Anthony Tramontana

Chief Financial Officer

Nicole Rodgers Houston, Managing Director

Nicole Rodgers Houston

Managing Director

Molly Doherty, Managing Director

Molly Doherty

Managing Director

Zinie Sampson, Managing Director

Zinie Sampson

Managing Director

Clay Steward, Director

Clay Steward


Jennifer Gronwaldt, Director

Jennifer Gronwaldt


Nick Mamouzellos, Director, Digital Marketing

Nick Mamouzellos

Director, Digital Marketing

Wayne Pollock, Director

Wayne Pollock


Leora Goldfarb, Director

Leora Goldfarb


Jessica Klein, Director

Jessica Klein


Lauren French, Senior Associate

Lauren French

Senior Associate

Lilly Scheibelhut, Associate, Creative Services

Lilly Scheibelhut

Associate, Creative Services

Marissa Morris, Associate

Marissa Morris


 Sophie Greenberg, Associate

Sophie Greenberg


Kanan Patel, Associate, Digital Marketing

Kanan Patel

Associate, Digital Marketing

Claire Murphy, Associate

Claire Murphy


Rachel Newman, Associate

Rachel Newman


Poonam Jain, Chief Operating Officer

Poonam Jain

Chief Operating Officer


  • Business development-focused communications

    PR and Media Relations / Content Creation / Digital Marketing and SEO Optimization / Social Media Management / Thought Leadership / Data-Based Surveys and Reports / Awards and Rankings / Academic and Strategic Alliance Campaigns

  • Content Creation

    Professional Bios and Practice Group Descriptions / Articles, Case Studies, Blog Postings / Client Alerts and Q&As / Awards and Rankings / Industry and Practice Reports / Leadership Communications / Web Copy / Graphic Design and Creative Services

  • Litigation PR and Crisis Communications

  • Corporate and Financial Communications

    Transactional / Special Situations / General Corporate

Pro Bono Work

We are passionate about our work and appreciate how privileged we are to be doing it. That’s why we are equally passionate about giving back to the communities and causes important to us.

As with all our client relationships, B+B devotes its energies to pro bono partners:

  • Whose missions are meaningful to our team members;
  • Who we are committed to supporting on a long-term basis; and
  • Whose goals we can advance significantly through our work.

We are proud that since our launch, B+B has contributed more than 1,000 hours and the equivalent of $400,000 in services to pro bono projects. The nonprofit organizations we support with our time and resources include the following:




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