When dealing with Kirkland & Ellis, you not only get a top-notch quarterback but an entire team of professionals each with the relevant expertise needed in any crisis — whether the case is headed for a criminal indictment or headed for a Congressional hearing or headed to civil litigation.” - Chambers Crisis & Risk Management, 2022
In an era of real-time reporting, social media, and a 24-hour news cycle, the need for rapid, coordinated response during a crisis is critical as legal risks are closely intertwined with reputational risks.
Boards of directors and officers of the world’s leading corporations turn to Kirkland’s Crisis Response Practice Group to provide the experience and skills needed for mitigation and proactive engagement during times of legal and reputational crisis. Kirkland’s SWAT team approach helps to resolve and mitigate what can quickly develop into enterprise-level risks.
Kirkland’s experienced multidisciplinary team works hand-in-hand with clients to address, advise on and respond to a myriad of issues, including those relating to worldwide multi-jurisdictional crises, federal and state criminal and regulatory inquiries, shareholder activism, #MeToo, Congressional inquiries, internal investigations, cybersecurity, environmental events, and corporate governance challenges. By leveraging the extensive experience of partners across the Firm, Kirkland provides a holistic, deep bench of attorneys with the most relevant knowledge to help guide our clients through these legal crises.