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Los Angeles Crisis Management Firm

Crisis Management Lawyers and Consultants Serving Companies in Los Angeles

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick Oberheiden
Los Angeles Crisis Management
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Corporate crises can involve a wide range of issues. While some loom on the horizon before coming into focus, others appear in the blink of an eye. Regardless of the circumstances involved, if your company is in crisis, you need strategic legal guidance. Our firm provides crisis management advice and representation to companies in Los Angeles and nationwide.

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Our lawyers and consultants have broad experience in the crisis management field. Whether your company is dealing with a cybersecurity breach, is under investigation, has suffered a theft of corporate assets, or is facing publicized allegations of corporate wrongdoing, we have the knowledge and insights you need. From dealing with federal agents to dealing with the media, we will do what is necessary to help your company move forward; and, once the crisis is over, we will help your company put the mechanisms in place to prevent the issue from arising again.

Our Los Angeles Crisis Management Team

Responding to a corporate crisis requires a coordinated, comprehensive, and strategic approach. At Oberheiden P.C., the members of our crisis management team rely on their relevant experience to guide our clients. Our lawyers and consultants have helped companies in a broad range of industries successfully navigate corporate crises; and, as former federal agents and prosecutors, many of our lawyers and consultants have been on the other side of corporate crises as well.

When you choose Oberheiden P.C. for crisis management in Los Angeles, your team will include:

  • Founding Attorney Nick Oberheiden, Ph.D. – Dr. Oberheiden is nationally recognized for his experience in the fields of corporate crisis management and federal defense.
  • Chris Anderson, Former Chief Compliance Officer – Mr. Anderson offers insights gained from his experience as a Vice President of Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer.
  • Joe Brown, Former U.S. Attorney – Mr. Brown has been on both sides of hundreds of cases involving allegations of SEC fraud, FDA fraud, and other major corporate violations.
  • John Sellers, Former DOJ Senior Trial Attorney – Mr. Sellers’ experience spans from serving as Acting Chief Investigative Counsel to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) to guiding corporations through major crises.
  • Timothy Allen, Former U.S. Secret Service Special Agent – Mr. Allen offers insights in all aspects of crisis investigation, analysis, management, and resolution.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney


Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Our Crisis Management Services

We provide crisis management representation for companies in all scenarios. Some representative examples of the types of matters our firm handles include:

Corporate Theft and Fraud

When faced with instances of corporate theft and fraud, companies must react immediately to contain their potential losses. A comprehensive investigation is imperative, and the investigation should be followed by targeted and strategic efforts to recover the company’s assets through the appropriate channels. Once the situation is contained, the company must also take appropriate steps to address the vulnerability that led to the theft or fraud. Our lawyers and consultants can assist with all aspects of emergency corporate theft and fraud response.

Cybersecurity Breaches

Cybersecurity breaches have become an ever-present concern for companies of all sizes in a broad range of industries. When an intrusion event occurs, losses begin to accrue immediately, and the sooner the company responds the lesser its losses generally will be. Our crisis management team includes lawyers and consultants who have extensive experience in the area of cybersecurity. We can guide your company through the necessary response protocols, address notification requirements and other concerns, investigate to determine the source of the intrusion, deal with federal authorities, and provide updated cybersecurity practices and procedures to mitigate your company’s risk going forward.

Federal Investigations

We advise and represent companies during all types of federal investigations. Our experience ranges from handling securities fraud and other general corporate matters to managing investigations involving the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and other agencies tasked with specific areas of enforcement. As former federal prosecutors and agents, many of the members of our crisis management team have notable experience on both sides of these investigations—and we leverage this experience to our clients’ advantage.

Negative Media Coverage

Negative media coverage can also have immediate repercussions—and this is true regardless of the veracity of the story. When dealing with negative publicity, it is often best to work with (rather than against) the media, but this requires an informed and strategic approach. The lawyers and consultants in our crisis management practice have significant experience with media relations, and we can help your company deal with the negative coverage while also addressing the substance of the matter at hand.

Publicized Allegations

Beyond negative media coverage, publicized allegations from other sources can also cause immediate harm to a company’s reputation and bottom line. This includes everything from U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) press releases to allegations spread across social media platforms. Here too, containment is critical, and an immediate response is paramount. Our crisis management team can get to work right away.

Our Crisis Containment Program

A key component of our crisis management practice is our Crisis Containment Program. This program involves a systematic approach to identifying, addressing, and remediating issues that put our clients’ businesses in jeopardy. Under our Crisis Containment Program, the steps we take to protect our clients include:

  • Risk Assessment – When facing any type of corporate crisis, the first step is always to assess the nature and scope of the risks involved. Our lawyers’ and consultants’ broad experience allows us to thoroughly examine all potential issues.
  • Internal Investigation – It is also imperative to quickly identify the internal source of the crisis. This is true whether the crisis involves an internal bad actor or a breakdown in the company’s processes, procedures, or protocols.
  • Public Relations Management – In nearly all cases, getting out in front of any negative coverage (to the extent possible) will be to the company’s benefit. We manage our clients’ public relations so that we can control the narrative.
  • Client and Customer Relations Management – Along with addressing the crisis publicly, companies will typically want to communicate directly with their clients or customers. We can help your communications and account management teams craft the right message at the right time.
  • Emergency Litigation – If your company is facing a lawsuit or indictment, or if your company needs to seek a restraining order or injunction, our lawyers can provide representation on an emergency basis. We can handle matters in the state and federal courts in Los Angeles.
  • Legal Hold Implementation – When facing the prospect of litigation, it is imperative that companies implement an adequate “legal hold.” Our team can work with your company’s internal stakeholders to ensure the preservation of all relevant documents and files.
  • Federal Investigative Defense – Our lawyers and consultants can ensure that your company is prepared for a federal investigation, and we can represent your company throughout the investigative process. We have resolved the substantial majority of our clients’ federal investigations without charges being filed.
  • Federal Agency Communication – Effective communication is often a key strategy for favorably resolving federal inquiries. Our lawyers and consultants can deal with government agents and prosecutors on your company’s behalf while steering the inquiry toward a favorable outcome.
  • Remediation and Compliance – While focusing on the present crisis is imperative in the short-term, companies need to address crises with a long-term perspective as well. This includes taking exhaustive remediation efforts and ensuring that the company has adequate compliance protocols to mitigate its risk in the years ahead.
  • Business and Reputation Restoration – When necessary, we can also provide assistance with business and reputation restoration in the wake of a corporate crisis. Depending on the circumstances, this may involve addressing issues internally, working with customers and the media, and establishing a favorable working relationship with federal authorities.

FAQs: Engaging a Los Angeles Crisis Management Firm

When Is It Time to Engage a Crisis Management Firm?


If your company is facing any scenario that presents a threat to its reputation or bottom line, it is time to engage a crisis management firm. Prompt engagement helps ensure that the consequences of the crisis are as minimal as possible.

What Should I Expect from a Crisis Management Firm?


You should expect a crisis management firm to be able to immediately take competent and strategic action to protect your company. The firm’s lawyers and consultants should be well-versed in the pertinent business and legal issues, and they should be able to guide your company toward a positive outcome in light of the circumstances presented.

How Do I Choose a Crisis Management Firm in Los Angeles?


Experience is a critical factor when choosing a crisis management firm in Los Angeles. At Oberheiden P.C., our lawyers and consultants offer a high level of relevant experience—not only as corporate representatives and advisors in private practice, but also as former federal prosecutors and special agents tasked with holding corporations accountable for fraud and other crimes.

Contact Oberheiden P.C. for More Information

If you would like more information about our firm’s crisis management practice, we encourage you to contact us promptly. Please call 888-680-1745 or contact us online to arrange a complimentary consultation today.

Why Clients Trust Oberheiden P.C.

  • 2,000+ Cases Won
  • Available Nights & Weekends
  • Experienced Trial Attorneys
  • Former Department of Justice Trial Attorney
  • Former Federal Prosecutors, U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Former Agents from FBI, OIG, DEA
  • Serving Clients Nationwide
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