Litigation Communications

Our proven approach to litigation communications helps clients balance the often tense interplay between legal strategy and corporate reputation. The reality is that corporate litigants today face just as arduous a battle outside the courtroom as in. Opportunities to tell a powerful story are limited, and they need to be planned carefully. We work hand-in-hand with clients’ in-house legal teams and outside counsel to create a clear communications roadmap that parallels the expected course of legal motions and case milestones, and a message architecture that is sustainable for the long haul, through all legal scenarios. Our work typically includes:

  • Assessing the vulnerabilities and opportunities posed by a given legal situation, including potential adversaries and supporters and anticipated legal strategies and events
  • Developing alternate message architectures that reflect both legal and reputational objectives and the various scenarios that could surface as the litigation progresses
  • Tracking and analyzing coverage of the case in real time to identify changes in opposition messages and tactics and counter misinformation before it can spread
  • Identifying and enlisting credible third parties who can reinforce the company’s actions and position on key issues, separate from but coordinated with the selection of expert witnesses for testimony
  • Preparing spokespeople for litigation-related interviews, meetings and presentations
  • Acting as liaison between the company’s legal and corporate communications teams to ensure that trial events don’t capsize other corporate initiatives, and that day-to-day communications activities don’t inadvertently create additional legal vulnerabilities

In addition to traditional litigation and commercial disputes, our experience spans class action, multi-district and arbitration matters as well as proceedings before governmental bodies such as the National Labor Relations Board and the International Trade Commission.

We bring deep experience in virtually all areas of legal dispute, including:

  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcies
  • Class actions and multi-district litigation
  • Construction
  • Environmental and toxic tort
  • Federal and state government actions
  • Fraud
  • Intellectual property and patents
  • International trade
  • Labor and employment
  • Libel, slander and First Amendment
  • Product liability and mass tort
  • Sales and marketing practices
  • Securities and shareholder derivative actions
  • Trade secrets and economic espionage
  • Whistleblower cases
  • White collar criminal prosecutions
Litigation Communications