Crises arise suddenly, develop quickly, and involve high levels of risk, complexity, or uncertainty. In these situations, our clients require a legal team with a steady hand, speed, attention to detail, and clarity.
We advise companies and public figures when they are facing accusations of wrongdoing, intense media scrutiny, or legal uncertainties. We help our clients quickly assess their risks, identify and weigh options, and organize a systematic response. Sometimes publicity and information sharing is the best response; sometimes it is not. Sometimes the best option requires litigation; sometimes it requires reconciliation and concessions. Every crisis is different, but almost every solution begins with a systematic process for identifying risks and weighing responses. In a crisis, Statecraft offers a mix of legal, strategic, and public relations services. We regularly serve as both legal advisor and spokesman for our clients.