Overview

Our crisis management team is ready to step in at the first hint of a problem to mitigate damage and preserve options for later action. Our lawyers also serve as an invaluable resource for existing clients who unexpectedly find themselves thrust into the limelight. And we are often the first phone call for high-profile executives called to testify before Congress.

We address urgent and complex problems quickly, effectively, and from all angles. Many on our team have served at the highest levels of government, including in the White House and in Congress, where crises can be multi-faceted with global implications. Our lawyers have experience in rapid response, working directly with the media and government officials, and in coordinating integrated defense plans. We know how to build and quarterback a rapid response team to handle events as they unfold, ensuring consistency between legal, legislative and communications strategies, working alongside your in-house media and government relations teams.

Because of our ability to manage all facets of a case – and because we understand that not every problem is solved in a courtroom – we have a long and notable history of representing clients facing major crises, particularly those unfolding publicly. We were lead counsel to former Vice President Al Gore in Bush v. Gore and the related proceedings that decided the 2000 presidential election. We represented Maurice “Hank” Greenberg and Starr International Company in the aftermath of AIG’s collapse during the 2008 financial crisis. A team headed by firm Chairman David Boies served as co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Perry v. Brown, winning judgments in 2012 in California establishing for the first time the federal constitutional right to marry for gay and lesbian citizens. And our lawyers routinely help companies facing simultaneous regulatory, congressional and media inquiries–sometimes even as they are contending with litigation in related matters. 

Most important, our lawyers know when to go on the offensive. We are aggressive and creative crisis managers and litigators, employing innovative strategies to serve the best interests of our diverse clients, whose businesses include technology, media and entertainment, retail and consumer goods, the sharing economy, financial services, and investment management.