Unpredictable but not Unmanageable: Ensuring that a Corporate Crisis Does Not End in Corporate Ruin

December 4, 2013
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A badly managed crisis can severely damage corporate and individual reputations. A well-managed crisis, however, can dismantle criticism, avert corporate ruin and even generate goodwill. Being ready to act decisively in the first 48 hours can prevent a crisis from spreading and reduce its reputational impact. This presentation will use some real-world examples to examine the different types of crises that a corporation may face. It will also discuss the strategies management may employ to successfully manage a crisis, including: assembling the right team and developing a strategic response plan; what should corporate communications say; what is the role of the general counsel, external advisers, management and the board of directors; and what are the best practices around preserving privileged communications and document retention.

Jim Barron
, Managing Director, Sard Verbinnen & Co
Eric Laptook
, General Counsel, Itochu International Inc.
Kentaro Tsuboi, Senior Consultant, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
Timothy Wilkins, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

8:00–8:30 am Registration & buffet breakfast
8:30–10 Lecture and Q&A

Sponsored by: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

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  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013
  • 8:00 am