Harlan Loeb

Global Chair, Crisis & Risk Practice

Harlan Loeb

Harlan is a recognized expert in crisis and reputational risk management. With extensive experience in global crisis preparedness, he has developed a reputational risk decisional model for corporate officers.

Harlan has worked across all industry sectors representing clients including: Enron, Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co., Chevron, Gilead Sciences, Harley-Davidson, Juniper, Notre Dame, Waste Management, CME Group, Mitsubishi Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, HSBC, Kraft, Grosvenor, GE Healthcare and SC Johnson.

Before joining Edelman, Harlan was a founding principal of Financial Dynamics’ Chicago office and a member of its U.S. Board of Directors. Licensed to the Bar in Illinois and Wisconsin, he practiced law with Godfrey & Kahn and then as Regional Counsel for the ADL. Harlan is also a professor of Crisis Litigation & the Court of Public Opinion at Northwestern University Law School and a lecturer and Ford Scholar at the Kellogg School of Management.

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Rio Olympics: Crisis Communications Considerations

With the Olympic Games now in full swing in Rio, it is easy to forget about the extraordinary behind-the-scenes efforts around crisis and security planning. And, in reality, crisis response for an Olympic Games is largely a communications effort.

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JFK: 50 Years Later

As we confront a crisis of leadership today both in business and government, this half-century anniversary of JFK’s death should be a time to reflect and to renew a commitment to seek out common purpose and collective destiny.

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Experiential Intelligence

In this era of Big Data, with apps that create short cuts for rigor and algorithmic risk modeling that fools even mathematicians, we possess a thinkers’ paradox.

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Mortgaged Trust

The glaring double entendre that attaches to Edelman’s latest gauge of trust in institutions should not be lost on anyone

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Situational Ethics is the Root of Most Crises

Over 40 years ago, I vividly remember my father using the term of art “situational ethics” to describe my behavior in third grade as I manipulated a classmate by offering him as a sacrifice during a weekly oral quiz.

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