Hellerman Baretz Communications is an award-winning corporate communications agency specializing in content development, reputation management, and revenue growth for our clients. With offices and personnel in New York, Washington, Chicago, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Detroit, Houston, and Richmond, HBC provides crisis communication advice and ongoing strategic communication services to elite law firms, financial services providers, health care industry participants, and others.
HBC was founded more than a decade ago by John Hellerman (named Agency Executive of the Year by PR News) and Spencer Baretz (dubbed a "communications expert" by The American Lawyer magazine) to offer sophisticated service without the bureaucracy, overhead, and internal conflicts of large PR conglomerates. John and Spencer have been joined by partner Cari Brunelle, a veteran communications strategist upon whom dozens of AmLaw 200 law firms have relied for media relations and crisis counsel.
Together, John, Spencer, and Cari have built a thriving team of professionals with diverse backgrounds—journalists, lawyers, marketers, business development and sales professionals—all sharing in HBC’s common vision for our world-class clients: to turn their expertise into new business opportunities.