Litigation Communications — Winning Strategies When the Stakes are Highest
If you win in court but lose the battle of public opinion, have you won?
What takes place in a courtroom or an arbitrator’s office is only part of the story. High-profile legal battles are routinely fought on TV, at news conferences and rallies, on social media, in the national and local media as well as in the courts.
At Behan, our litigation communications experts support national and local legal teams as they battle to ensure a fair hearing for clients in the news media, in the public square and in the courtroom. We work closely with our clients’ attorneys to build public support and protect your reputation and your brand. Our experience includes developing communications strategies around complex civil litigation and serious criminal matters, including bankruptcy, employee misconduct, zoning and land use, labor disputes, internal investigations, institutional scandal, and criminal proceedings.
We have collaborated successfully with attorneys from national and regional law firms including: Couch White; Covington and Burling; Williams and Connolly; Ropes & Gray, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna; Sidley Austin Brown and Wood; Proskauer Rose; Nixon Peabody; Young Sommer; Tobin and Dempf; McPhillips, Fitzgerald and Cullum; Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart and Rhodes; Barclay Damon; Friedman Kaplan Seiler and Adelman; and Bond, Schoeneck and King.
Coordinating closely with your legal team, we develop a strategy to get your story out effectively. We serve as spokespeople or help prepare your legal advocates through media training so they can be at their most effective for their clients inside and outside the courtroom.