We know that when a company confronts the complex legal, business and public
relations challenges that strategic risk and crisis management pose, a
coordinated strategy focused on achieving agreed-upon objectives is imperative.
Our approach to crisis management, strategic risk and compliance is
comprehensive because that is what our clients need.
We understand the
importance of establishing support for a crisis response strategy or a
compliance program from constituencies across the corporate culture. Because the
in-house environment does not begin and end with the legal team, we strive to
work effectively with other critical functions, including human resources,
finance and information technology.
Whether managing a crisis situation or helping develop and implementing
crisis avoidance programs, our multi-disciplinary team draws from our legal and
policy practice groups. These include skilled practitioners who have
successfully dealt with all three branches of the federal government, state
attorneys general, and international regulatory and enforcement authorities as
well as a number of former federal prosecutors and numerous others with
substantial experience developing and implementing effective crisis response
strategy and compliance programs, and evaluating their effectiveness. We knit
this varied expertise together with leadership that has been tested and tempered
There is never an opportune time for a crisis to arise, but when it does,
rapid and effective response is critical. Our Crisis Management team and its
leaders know from experience what it takes to help put together the fast and
multidisciplinary effort necessary to getting ahead of the curve in order to
manage events, rather than be swept up in them.
When it comes to crisis management, experience is everything. Our practice
leaders have been in the corridors of political power and influence, in the
courtroom for high stakes litigation, the boardroom when tough decisions are
made and in the newsroom as it all gets reported. With one phone call, we can
have a team in place within hours. This group also commands substantial media
and public policy resources for the development and execution of comprehensive
communications strategies that can protect shareholder value and minimize damage
to individual reputations.
Equally critical is the process to identify steps that can help avoid crisis
situations altogether through corporate compliance, training and strategic risk
management programs. Businesses and individuals turn to McGuireWoods’ Strategic
Risk and Crisis Management group to help shape their compliance programs, assess
risk and manage crises should they occur.
Lawyers on this team provide tailored solutions for each client – from
conducting audits or reviews of current policies to designing new, comprehensive
compliance programs – and have experience working with businesses of all sizes
and around the world.
To effectively prepare for, minimize and persevere through a crisis, turn to
McGuireWoods’ Strategic Risk and Crisis Management group.