Shannon Brushe and Elizabeth Cholis Join Dentons Global Advisors, Strengthening Firm’s Complex Communications Capabilities

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November 10, 2021 – Dentons Global Advisors, an elite multidisciplinary advisory firm, today announced Shannon Brushe and Elizabeth Cholis have joined as Partners. Shannon focuses on stakeholder engagement, corporate positioning and public affairs services and will be based in the Washington, DC office, while Elizabeth focuses on crisis, issue and dispute management services and will be based in the New York office.

The addition of these senior leaders further strengthens Dentons Global Advisors’ ability to deliver innovative and integrated solutions for clients amid an increasingly complex, regulated and interconnected business environment.

Shannon specializes in working with clients to effectively engage with their key stakeholders, build resilience ahead of potential challenges or crises, navigate complex regulatory and policy issues, and deliver measurable social, economic and political impact. She most recently served as Director of National Stakeholder Strategy for Duke Energy, one of the largest energy companies in the United States, where she was responsible for developing strategies to support the company’s engagement with federal regulators and national organizations as it worked toward meeting its climate goals.

Elizabeth has a 20-year track record of advising clients across industries on crisis planning and communications strategy around imminent or breaking issues, including litigation, employment matters, regulatory scrutiny, government investigations and business disruptions, among others. Additionally, she frequently works with clients to ensure crisis preparedness, including assessing a company’s state of readiness, conducting simulation drills, designing new corporate crisis management systems and implementing an effective framework for evaluating emerging situations. Most recently, Elizabeth served as a Managing Director at FTI Consulting.

“We are delighted to welcome Shannon and Elizabeth to our senior team of experts at Dentons Global Advisors,” said Edward Reilly, Chief Executive Officer of Dentons Global Advisors. “They both bring deep expertise and invaluable experience that will undoubtedly help our clients face their most complex business priorities, opportunities and risks.”

On joining the firm:

Shannon Brushe said, “Coming from a large corporation, I know the challenges management teams face and the complex, interconnected solutions that are needed. I look forward to developing creative and effective strategies to help our clients not only navigate, but thrive in the current regulated and stakeholder-driven business environment.”

Elizabeth Cholis said, “I’m excited to join a firm that is purpose-built to help companies plan ahead by evaluating key risks and building resiliency should those risks evolve into issues.”

About Dentons Global Advisors

Dentons Global Advisors is an expert-led advisory firm that provides integrated solutions for clients in an increasingly complex, regulated and interconnected business environment. Comprising Albright Stonebridge Group, Interel and a deep bench of communications and strategy consultants, we help clients engage with governments and regulatory bodies, navigate public disclosures and transactions within the private and capital markets, and manage their reputations through critical moments of change, challenge or opportunity. Our relationship with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, means clients can draw upon integrated legal expertise and strategic advisory services when and where they need them. To learn more, visit

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