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Lewis Brisbois Launches Crisis Management Practice

Los Angeles, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2020) - Lewis Brisbois has established a Crisis Management Practice to officially acknowledge the array of crisis management services it currently provides to clients in over 16 different practice areas.

The Crisis Management Team will provide a suite of proactive services to help organizations prepare for the unexpected. They will also be on call 24/7 to provide a rapid response to any business crisis.

Backed by a nationwide, full-service law firm with specialists in over 40 practice areas – including antitrust, complex litigation, data privacy and security, employment, government investigations, healthcare, and securities and corporate finance – the Crisis Management Team will have the capability to immediately access talented attorneys across the country to support a business of any size or in any sector.

The new Crisis Management Practice will be chaired by Richard W. Goldberg, a partner in the firm’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice and a former Crisis Management Coordinator for National Special Security Events for the U.S. Department of Justice. He will retain his crisis management duties within the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, while assisting with the coordination of services within the new practice.

“I look forward to serving our clients in this additional capacity,” Mr. Goldberg said. “Lewis Brisbois has offered crisis management counseling for many years, but this new practice group allows us to centralize our efforts firmwide and take full advantage of our attoneys’ vast and diverse experience.”

The Lewis Brisbois Crisis Management Practice is comprised of lawyers who have served at the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in numerous complex business capacities. They have extensive experience managing crises for professional services firms, public companies, governmental entities and officials, celebrities and executives, and all manner of businesses, including those in education, energy, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, and technology.

Whether it be a catastrophic data security compromise affecting millions of consumers, a top-level government investigation into sensitive corporate practices, a headline-grabbing lawsuit against a celebrity or an executive, or theft of critical intellectual property, our lawyers have guided clients through the crisis. With an established model incorporating rapid response, expertise in communication, investigation, and strategic problem solving designed to reduce liability, they have repeatedly advised clients in the most difficult of circumstances.

Lewis Brisbois’ Chairman and Founding Partner Robert F. Lewis expressed his satisfaction with the new practice, stating, “Our lawyers are known for their strategic problem solving, and our new Crisis Management Team showcases professionals who have led our clients through very challenging situations. Our clients know they can depend upon Lewis Brisbois in any legal crisis.”

Mr. Goldberg echoed Mr. Lewis’ sentiment: “We have an incredibly diverse law firm with substantial ability in over 40 practice areas,” he said. “Our clients will get immediate support no matter the crisis they face.”

The following practice areas have team members specifically assigned to the Crisis Management Team:

Crisis Management Practice Areas

Antitrust & Competition

Behavioral Health Practice

Class Action & Mass Tort

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

Entertainment Media & Sports

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

General Liability

Government Investigations &
White Collar Defense


Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance

Intellectual Property & Technology

Labor & Employment

OSHA Safety & Health

Products Liability

Securities & Corporate Finance

Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation



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