Reputational Risk Management & Crisis Response in the Global Economy

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 55 minutes
Recorded Date: September 26, 2019
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  • Key Elements of Reputational Risks
  • Integrating Risk into your Organization's Strategy and Business Plan
  • Response Strategies for:
  • Reputational Threats
  • Physical/Violent Threats
  • Harassment & Sexual Misconduct
  • Questions & Answers
Runtime: 55 minutes
Recorded: September 26, 2019


Reputation in business goes a long way -- a company’s reputation is one of its biggest and most important assets. Because of its innate importance, reputation is also often considered to be the highest impact risk area to business strategy. Protecting reputation is a top issue for corporations across the globe, especially in the era of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, which spreads information, seemingly, at the speed of light. Opinions of clients, consumers and the general public mean much more now than they did 20 years ago, before the dawn of the internet age.

This panel will discuss how to manage your organization’s reputation risk and craft an action plan for response -- from failed corporate social responsibility practices to customer service failures, to ethical lapses, to data breaches -- and everything in between.

This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's Annual General Counsel Conference on September 26th, 2019.

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Brockton B. Bosson

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Brockton B. Bosson is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's Corporate Governance & Investigations and Litigation practice groups. He serves as co-chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Brock is an advisor to global companies and their officers, directors, and board committees, focusing on internal investigations, compliance counseling, white-collar defense, and securities litigation. He regularly represents clients before government agencies in criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities fraud, financial integrity, trade sanctions, anti-money laundering, and corporate social responsibility matters. He also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations and assisting both multinational companies and governmental agencies in assessing and enhancing their regulatory compliance programs. He frequently conducts anti-corruption compliance due diligence for companies engaging in mergers & acquisitions in jurisdictions with high corruption risk, and he advises clients in designing and implementing post-acquisition compliance integration plans. Brock’s investigations and work in compliance counseling have covered issues in over 35 countries and across a range of industries, including financial services, retail, oil & gas, life sciences, consumer goods, real estate, automotive, and aviation. Brock is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he is recommended as a corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense lawyer by The Legal 500.

Before joining Cahill, Brock investigated and prosecuted a range of criminal matters while serving as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and military prosecutor in the U.S. Army. He also served as a legal advisor for combat operations and contingency planning, and he was frequently the U.S. government’s primary representative, negotiator, or compliance inspector on matters of international law at events throughout the Middle East.

In 2014, Brock founded Cahill’s Veterans’ New Business Initiative, through which he and many other Cahill attorneys provide pro bono representation and advice to military veterans who are in the early stages of starting small businesses.

Heather Nevitt

Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Counsel
ALM Media, LLC

Heather Nevitt is the Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel and Global Leaders in Law. Heather brings Valuable content to the various publications sites she manages while building communities and developing new event ideas to engage readers.

Heather joined ALM in 2005 and was the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Lawyer. Before joining ALM, she practiced law and earned her JD from Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan.

Genie Gavenchak

Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
News Corporation

Genie Gavenchak is Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of News Corp, a global media and entertainment company. Genie began working at News Corp in May 1995, where she manages litigation and other disputes domestically and abroad, assists in analyzing risks associated with mergers and acquisitions and advises on matters of corporate governance. Genie also serves as Senior Vice President of a number of subsidiaries and affiliates of News Corp.

Prior to joining News Corp, Genie was a partner at Squadron, Ellenoff, Plesent & Sheinfeld, which she joined in 1979, after clerking for Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Genie has a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where she was an Editor on Law Review, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.

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