Special Situations

Special Situations

We advise boards of directors, management and communications professionals facing litigation, management changes, bankruptcies, regulatory matters and other financially material issues. We help them prepare for, manage and capitalize on these critical communications events. We work with them to find the best way to protect their company’s reputation and we provide the resources, experience and media networks to execute their communication strategies effectively.

Litigation Communications

Litigation communications requires thorough planning, quick response and strong media relations that are properly aligned with our clients’ legal strategies and reputation objectives. Our network of attorneys, crisis communications counselors, former journalists and political strategists helps clients navigate the intersection of the legal and public arenas to minimize unnecessary exposure and protect reputation, relationships and credibility in times of crisis. We provide confidential communications counsel to companies involved in all types of legal disputes, including M&A-related litigation, shareholder litigation, regulatory matters, contract disputes, employee complaints and intellectual property and patent disputes.

CEO Transitions

Key management transitions in an organization can be disruptive and worrisome for many audiences if they’re not communicated properly. The best management transitions are well planned and carefully implemented to demonstrate control and continuity in leadership. We work with our clients to evaluate the most effective communications program – understanding the circumstances of the outgoing leader, the incoming successor (if decided) and the current perceptions of the company. We then help design and implement an integrated communications plan that appropriately addresses all audiences including internal, customer, financial, stakeholder and regulatory.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Significant restructurings and bankruptcies are highly sensitive periods that can cause havoc for all company stakeholders. The primary objective of our communication counsel and support is to allow the company to continue operating to the fullest extent possible so that it can implement the restructuring and pave the way for a better future. Our team provides specific expertise in media relations, investor relations, internal communications and customer and vendor communications to help companies successfully restructure while preserving or potentially rebuilding their reputations.

Financially Material Issues

We provide strategic counsel and tactical support for unplanned issues that are financially material to our clients’ businesses. These include earnings restatements, financial crises or other unexpected matters that may threaten business operations or reputation. Our team partners with our client teams to evaluate relevant circumstances and develop ideal communications plan to protect the value and integrity of the company.


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