Legal Aspects of Corporate Crisis Management

Stephen Williger

Your company may have considered the operational aspects of a crisis. But, has it considered how to handle the legal consequences that could include waiver of the attorney-client privilege, government or regulatory oversight, sentencing of the company or other wrongdoers, the possible need for an internal investigation and significant litigation? Has your company considered the urgent need for truth in a crisis in the age of “alternative facts”? Will your company be the target of Presidential tweets in a badly handled crisis? The legal aspects of pre-crisis planning, mitigation, remediation and recovery will be explained in clear language.

Legal Aspects of Corporate Crisis Management

Williger is a partner in the Business Litigation practice group of Thompson Hine. He focuses his practice on complex business litigation, and also leads the group’s corporate crisis management team. He is an authority and frequent speaker on business continuity planning, building organizational resilience, and managing crises, including advising in-house counsel regarding their ethical obligations in a crisis. As a result of his excellent reviews at the 2016 Continuity Insights New York Conference, we have invited Steve to share in plain language the legal aspects of pre-crisis planning, mitigation, remediation, and recovery.

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