Managing a Corporate Crisis: Strategies for Containing a Crisis and Controlling the Public Narrative While Meeting Ethical Obligations and Maintaining Privilege
An Ethics CLE Seminar Hosted by Dechert's Litigation Team in Conjuction with Sard Verbinnen & Co.
May 2, 2017
Location: New York, NY
When a potential crisis is identified, or an actual crisis strikes, entities and their counsel must act quickly to take control of the public narrative and manage the flow of information. Doing so in a manner that maintains relevant privileges and satisfies counsel’s ethical obligations has become increasingly complex in the wake of guidance issued by the Department of Justice stressing the importance of timely disclosure of all relevant facts, including the names of individuals involved in misconduct, in order to be eligible for cooperation credit. This panel will discuss some considerations for inside counsel in implementing a crisis management plan, structuring an internal investigation, providing appropriate warnings to employees regarding their need for separate counsel, determining whether and when to self-report to government regulators and ensuring that all relevant stakeholders receive relevant information.
Topics to be covered will include:
- Initial response to a corporate crisis
- Engaging outside professionals
- commencing an internal investigation
- Receiving cooperation credit while maintaining privilege
- Reporting to other constituents while maintaining privilege
Continuing Legal Education
This transitional and non-transitional continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1 credit hour, of which 1 credit hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement.
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law, municipal court law, and/or matrimonial law.
Dechert LLP is a Pennsylvania approved CLE provider. This program has been approved for 1 hour of ethics credits in Pennsylvania.
This program has been approved for a total of 1 credit hour in Connecticut of which 1 credit hours can be applied towards ethics/professionalism.