3 keys to crisis management for general counsel

Any effective crisis-management plan must include a competent team, clearly defined roles and responsibilities, and continuing post-crisis communication

Today’s volatile economic environment presents general counsel with an unprecedented amount of corporate risk. The increasing frequency of data breaches, FCPA violations, IP claims and everything in between underscores the growing importance of a general counsel’s ability to navigate the complicated landscape of crisis management swiftly and adeptly. While every crisis is unique and each response must be precisely tailored to the facts, any effective crisis-management plan must include a competent team, clearly defined roles and responsibilities, and continuing post-crisis communication. Below are three steps to help guide general counsel through virtually any corporate crisis. 

1. Build the right team before a crisis

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Paul Mandell

Paul Mandell is a founder and the CEO of Consero Group, an international leader in the development of invitation-only events for senior executives in the...

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Ariel Volpe

Ari Volpe is a manager of forum planning at Consero, an international leader in the development of invitation-only events for senior executives in the legal...

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