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New York City Crisis Management Firm

Our Firm Assists Companies in New York City with All Aspects of Crisis Management

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick Oberheiden
Crisis Management Team Lead

If your company is in crisis, containment needs to be your first priority. You need to do everything you can to make sure your company’s situation doesn’t get worse, and then you can shift your focus to making things better. Of course, all of this is easier said than done. As a result, you need the strategic guidance of a highly-experienced New York City crisis management firm.

New York City address – by appointment only:
30 Wall Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10005
212-970-9468

At Oberheiden P.C., we are highly experienced in assisting companies in times of crisis. Our crisis management team consists exclusively of senior-level lawyers and consultants, many of whom previously served as corporate officers, federal agents, and federal prosecutors. This experience allows our team to view corporate crises from all angles, and to provide strategic advice and insights based on a clear understanding of potential real-world outcomes.

We Handle All Types of Corporate Crises in New York City

We handle all types of corporate crises on behalf of companies and firms in New York City. Our clients have included professional firms, investment firms, public companies, private companies, healthcare providers, and corporate executives and board members. If your company or firm is dealing with any of the following, we can help, and we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately:

  • Corporate Theft or Fraud – Corporate theft and fraud perpetrated by company insiders and outside parties are corporate crises that are capable of being resolved through various means. We rely on our lawyers and consultants’ investigative experience and legal knowledge to identify the responsible parties, hold them accountable, and help our clients prevent similar crises in the future.
  • Cybersecurity Breaches – Cybersecurity breaches can lead to substantial losses whether they target corporate assets or individuals’ private information. Responding effectively requires an informed and structured approach, and companies must ensure that they meet their legal obligations (i.e., regarding breach notifications) without unnecessarily increasing their legal risk exposure. We help our clients identify the source of their intrusions, fix their cybersecurity programs, and effectively navigate the breach response process.
  • Federal Investigations – Our experience encompasses representing clients in federal investigations involving all major law enforcement agencies. Many of our lawyers have extensive prior experience on the other side of these investigations as well. We take a proactive approach to federal investigation defense focused on protecting our clients before charges get filed.
  • Negative Media Coverage – Negative media coverage is increasingly becoming cause for concern for corporate entities. Regardless of whether a story is true or false, it can cause significant financial and reputational harm. It can also lead to a federal inquiry. We regularly deal with the media on behalf of our corporate clients, and we have had significant success protecting our clients in the face of substantial negative media coverage.
  • Publicized Allegations – Publicized allegations of insider trading, corruption, embezzlement, sexual harassment, fraud, and other corporate wrongs can have immediate and lasting effects on a company’s reputation. They can also drastically impact a company’s bottom line and stock value. We have experience helping companies survive these types of publicized allegations (among others) and come out stronger and better on the other side.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden

Founder

Attorney-at-Law

Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former Department of Justice

Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney
Former DA

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice

Local Counsel

Joanne Fine DeLena
Joanne Fine DeLena

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney & Former District Attorney

Local Trial & Defense Counsel

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former Federal Prosecutor

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (OIG)

Michael Koslow
Michael Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Chris Quick
Chris Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

What to Expect from Our Crisis Management Team

What can you expect from Oberheiden P.C.’s Crisis Management Team? When engaged to help companies overcome corporate crises, we provide advice and representation in three key areas: (i) crisis containment, (ii) crisis management, and (iii) crisis resolution.

1. Crisis Containment

As mentioned above, when facing a corporate crisis, the immediate priority should be containment. This is true whether your company has experienced a cybersecurity breach (and needs to ensure that the intruders no longer have access), someone has misappropriate corporate assets (and you need to ensure that the assets remain available for recovery), or your company is under investigation for fraud (and needs to ensure that its current practices are not increasing its potential liability). All of the following are critical for effective crisis containment:

  • Confidential – At this stage, confidentiality is paramount. Companies in crisis need to ensure that they decide when (and if) information becomes publicly available. We help our clients implement strict confidentiality controls, and we ensure that all communications between our clients and our firm remain subject to the attorney-client privilege.
  • Comprehensive – Crisis containment necessarily requires comprehensiveness. Until the company can confidently state that the circumstances underlying the crisis have changed, it cannot begin the process of resolution and recovery.
  • Creative – In many cases, a creative approach will be required. Corporate processes often move slowly—too slowly for effective crisis response. Making the right decisions at the right times requires the ability and willingness to consider unique alternatives that make sense in light of the circumstances presented.
  • Future-Focused – When working to contain a crisis, it is important not to focus solely on the present. Even at this stage, the company’s leadership team should be making decisions with the company’s future interests in mind. We help our clients implement short-term solutions that preserve, if not facilitate, the company’s ability to address deficiencies and systemic failures long-term.
  • Resolve – In times of crisis, corporate leaders need resolve. They need to confidently make informed decisions, and they need to be able to trust the advice their crisis management firm provides. We have helped companies in New York City and around the country successfully navigate all types of corporate crises, and our lawyers and consultants rely on the insights gained from this experience to provide sound advice.

2. Crisis Management

While containment is the first priority, containment efforts should generally run in parallel with the initial steps of the company’s broader crisis management strategy. As crisis management counsel, in addition to overseeing our clients’ containment efforts, we also undertake measures including:

  • Initial risk assessments
  • Internal investigations
  • Public relations management
  • Client and customer relations management
  • Emergency litigation
  • Legal hold implementation
  • Federal investigation defense
  • Federal agency communication
  • Remediation and compliance management
  • Business and reputation restoration

3. Crisis Resolution

The final stage of crisis management is crisis resolution. This is the stage at which companies put their crises behind them and get back to business as usual. Whether this takes place weeks, months, or years down the line will depend on the circumstances involved. Our crisis resolution services include:

  • Ensuring our clients have the tools needed to prevent similar crises in the future
  • Resolving all federal inquiries with finality
  • Controlling the narrative in the media and highlighting the company’s favorable outcome
  • Helping our clients to implement lessons learned
  • Providing ongoing advice and counseling in all pertinent areas

FAQs: Hiring a New York City Crisis Management Firm

Do I Need to Engage an Outside Firm for Crisis Management?

 

Companies that are facing corporate crises in New York City should engage outside counsel for crisis management. Managing and resolving a corporate crisis requires in-depth knowledge not only of the pertinent legal considerations, but of investigative procedures, digital forensics, and other relevant subject areas as well. A firm that routinely advises companies during corporate crises will have the necessary capabilities to assist your company with resolving the matter as efficiently and favorably as possible.

What Outcomes Can I Expect if I Engage a Crisis Management Firm?

 

The outcomes you can expect when you engage a crisis management firm depend on factors including (but not limited to) the nature of the crisis, the scope of the crisis, and the point at which you engage the firm. In a best-case scenario, it will be possible to resolve the crisis without corporate liability and with stronger corporate policies and procedures in place. On the other end of the spectrum, failing to timely engage a crisis management firm could lead to criminal allegations, loss of corporate goodwill, and significant financial damage.

What is a Company Executive’s or In-House Lawyer’s Role in Crisis Management?

 

During crisis management, company executives and in-house lawyers will work closely with the company’s crisis management firm to assist with implementing the firm’s strategies. They will provide the firm’s lawyers and consultants with all necessary information, and they will timely make corporate-level decisions based on the advice provided.

How Can Companies Mitigate the Costs of Corporate Crises?

 

Promptly engaging a reputable New York City crisis management firm is one of the most-important steps toward mitigating the costs of a corporate crisis. Experienced crisis management lawyers and consultants will be able to assist with resolving the crisis as efficiently as possible while also working to minimize the company’s potential liability exposure.

How Can Companies Prevent Corporate Crises from Happening Again?

 

Identifying the reason for a corporate crisis is the first step toward preventing the crises from happening again. With a clear understanding of what happened and why, companies can implement updated corporate policies, procedures, and protocols that mitigate their risk more effectively.


Speak with a Member of Our Crisis Management Team Today

If you would like to speak with a member of our Crisis Management Team in New York City, please get in touch to arrange a complimentary initial consultation. Call 212-970-9468 or tell us how we can contact you online now.

Why Clients Trust Oberheiden P.C.

  • 95% Success Rate
  • 2,000+ Cases Won
  • Available Nights & Weekends
  • Experienced Trial Attorneys
  • Former Department of Justice Trial Attorneys
  • Former Federal Prosecutors, U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Former Agents from FBI, OIG, DEA
  • Cases Handled in 48 States
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