When faced with a major crisis, businesses, organizations and individuals need lawyers with the judgment, skills, relationships and experience to provide an integrated approach to resolving the crisis. That means lawyers who can develop a strategy that addresses all aspects of the matter—the legal issues; congressional, regulatory and inspector general investigations; civil litigation; media and investor scrutiny; and the long-term business or career implications.
Our crisis management practice includes lawyers and advisors with significant hands-on experience solving complex problems in high-profile settings. These attorneys have the litigation, public policy and communications skills to manage the crisis on multiple fronts. Our lawyers draw on their knowledge and experience in conducting internal investigations, responding to government regulators and congressional investigations, preparing witnesses to testify in Congress, managing litigation, working with the media, designing compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, and formulating public policy. Our focus is on solving the immediate crisis, working with the client to correct the problem, and furthering the client’s long-term objectives in an integrated and efficient way that minimizes future financial, legal and reputational harm.
Lawyers in this group have served in senior positions across the government, including in the White House, Congress, U.S. Attorneys’ offices around the country, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of State, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Communications Commission and the New York City Police Department. Together they utilize their collective knowledge and experience, as well as firmwide resources, including the firm’s nationally recognized practices in white-collar defense, global investigations and compliance, congressional investigations, reputational recovery, commercial litigation, cybersecurity, privacy and data protection and public law and policy. To further supplement our capabilities, our team also has established relationships with skilled public relations and communications practitioners and regularly partners with these professionals to guide and manage the implementation of media strategy.
Our crisis management lawyers have represented public companies, professional services firms, current and former government officials, C-suite executives, universities, and domestic and foreign governmental entities in high-stakes matters involving financial services, securities fraud, public corruption, campaign finance violations, reputation management, the Affordable Care Act, professional misconduct, disaster relief and cybersecurity.
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