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.