Strengthening Attorney-Public Relations Bonds in a Black Swan World

Date & Time

Start Date: 11/15/2016
Start Time: 1:00pm
End Time: 2:00pm


Rich Fama, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discusses strengthening attorney-public relations bonds in this webinar. Faculty will explore practical steps enabling the general counsel and the head of corporate communications, who sometimes have a professional difference of opinion about communications, to work smoothly together day-to-day, and in preparation for difficult or crisis situations — so-called "Black Swan” events.

In the fast-paced global business environment — with legal protocols differing nation-to-nation, and legal phrasing having specific case law definition — the smooth functioning of these professionals and their staffs is essential to ensuring the views of the organization are clearly understood by strategic audiences; its reputation is protected; its brands are respected; and its wide range of stakeholders are properly informed. Topics to be addressed include practical "take-away" ideas to build understanding between legal and communications teams; a look at some of the issues involving attorney-client privilege in crisis situations; a brief look at how different legal protocols can impact communications decisions; and some basic crisis communications planning considerations.



Richard Fama


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