03 Nov 2021

Litigation and Financial Services: Fighting an Overzealous State Attorney General

  Our Client A Wall Street broker being prosecuted by the New York State Attorney General (AG) for late trading The Issue The Attorney General of New York issued indictments against a hedge fund and one of the nation’s largest commercial banks for “colluding in a late trading scheme.” The accusation was that mutual fund […]

03 Nov 2021

Litigation & Financial Services: Brokering a Fair Deal in the In the Detroit Bankruptcy

  Our Client One of the largest creditors holding Detroit municipal bonds. The Issue The city of Detroit was forced into bankruptcy with $19 billion in debt. Our client had hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. The Challenge The politics were heavily weighed against our client. The media, politicians, judges and pundits were focused on preserving […]

03 Nov 2021

Global Manufacturing: Preparing for Operational Disruption

  Our Client Fortune 500 corporation with global manufacturing and service operations, a complex supply chain, and a strong private and government customer base The Issue A geographically decentralized senior leadership team needed to figure out how to respond to the very realistic possibility of a major crisis. At stake for the company was business […]

03 Nov 2021

Food & Agriculture: Slaughtering a Regulatory Food Fight

  Our Client Trade association to major food and agricultural companies The Issue The government’s official dietary guidelines, updated every five years, were up for a rewrite that threatened to demonize the client’s products. A government recommendation to eat less of the client’s products for health reasons would have been severely detrimental to its freedom […]

26 Oct 2021

Financial Services: Stopping a Wall Street Short Seller

  Our Client Equity firm that is traded on the NASDAQ The Issue A well-known short seller was waging a public campaign to drive down the stock price of our client, including filing and publicizing a Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) complaint against the firm. The Challenge The short seller had a proven track record […]

26 Oct 2021

Dietary Supplements: Flipping the Script on Activist Media

Our Client Prominent direct-to-consumer dietary supplement producer. The Issue The nature of this company’s direct-to-consumer business model leads to more interaction with their consumers, including consumers who want to report adverse effects. When consumers report their adverse effect claims, the company reports them to the FDA’s CAERS database; this database is a completely voluntary system. […]

26 Oct 2021

Defense & Government Contracting: Reversing a Dangerous Federal Budget Cut

  Our Client Fortune 150 international government and defense contracting firm The Issue The president’s proposed annual budget slashed funding for current procurement and zeroed out future scheduled procurement of a critical product with a long history of success and clear continued need going forward. The Challenge The country’s budget environment was austere, at best. […]

26 Oct 2021

Consumer Product Recall: Preserving Reputation and Customer Base

  Our Client Leading contact lenses manufacturer The Issue A geographically decentralized senior leadership team needed to figure out how to respond to the very A manufacturing error at one of our client’s plants resulted in tens of thousands of defective contacts lenses being shipped to eye care professionals and vision centers. Consumer complaints over […]

26 Oct 2021

Consumer Products: Inoculating An Activist Campaign

  Our Client Leading global paper and consumer goods/personal care product company The Issue A coalition of prominent environmental activist organizations waged a boycott campaign aimed at stopping our client from sourcing certain raw materials in one of its major supply chains. The Challenge Our client was facing a multipronged attack from organizations known to […]

26 Oct 2021

Banking & Financial Services: Managing Media for a Vilified Industry

Our Client The national trade association representing storefront payday lenders The Issue As a new industry bursting on the scene in the 1990s, payday lenders faced intense scrutiny from consumer groups, state regulators and Congress. Consumer lending has traditionally been regulated by states, but with over 2,000 payday lending stores nationwide, there was confusion about […]