Free speech was never limited to compliments and unfortunately words do hurt. There is no perfect science to reputation management, but to cover your ears and eyes and repeat “no comment” again and again will do more harm than good. Our attorneys understand what drives negative publicity and the boundaries that govern what is fit for print according to journalistic standards versus what constitutes as defamation.
We use a tempered balance of calculated responses, education and cease-and-desist demands to control the narrative and stifle the speech of those using false narratives to ruin reputations. We draft statements, press releases, and act as a liaison to the press or naysayers to help control the narrative and mitigate further damage. We serve demand letters and represent clients seeking recourse for an unlawful reputational attack, as well as defend those who express constitutionally-protected opinions but are sued by someone looking to censor their speech. We’ve defended countless print, online and on-air media entities, reporters and publications in such cases.
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Join Ryan Jacobson for this 60-minute webcast as he helps companies identify the situations that could be the most harmful to their reputation, how and when to strategize and the do’s and don’ts of combatting bad publicity.
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