NEW YORK: M&A and crisis specialist Brunswick Group today announced that Ellen Barry, former MD at Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, has been named a partner in the firm's New York office.At Joele Frank, Barry worked on proxy contests, SEC investigations, and financial restatements for clients such as Motorola, Boyd Gaming, Revlon, and Nvidia. Prior to that, she was an SVP and partner at Fleishman-Hillard. In the release, Brunswick senior partner Steve Lipin called Barry a "respected and senior professional from a distinguished competitor." He added, "We could not be happier that Ellen is joining Brunswick. "I am thrilled to be joining Brunswick," Barry said in a release. "I'm looking forward to rolling up my sleeves."