Twenty years ago, attorneys typically viewed communications and crisis management practices as irrelevant to the outcome of complex, high-profile litigation. That outmoded thinking just doesn’t cut it today. Now, clients must look for defense teams that integrate lawyers, communications professionals and other experts who can advance their positions and protect their reputations during times of intense scrutiny and legal risk.
In today’s 24-hour news cycle and pervasive digital media environment, where mere inflections can spiral into highly prejudicial coverage outside of the courtroom, it is even more critical that proactive communications strategies are put in place to frame the debate. Without that, and in the face of the plaintiff’s counsel, federal regulators, activist groups and state attorneys general, and other motivated adversaries’ clients can lose the battle of public opinion before they even have their day in court.
Dezenhall Resources has extensive experience in providing litigation communication strategy and support. We’ve worked with some of the nation’s leading defense teams to advocate our clients (individuals and organizations) positions and protect their reputations during times of intense scrutiny and legal risk. In our litigation work we’ve represented Fortune 100 companies, hedge funds and financial services organizations, premier educational institutions, individuals accused of white-collar crime and trade associations representing in often vilified industries.