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February 22, 2017

WSHB’s Alicia Kennon discusses crisis management – before, during and after a public relations disaster

Effectively counseling a client facing sudden and significant adverse publicity is the primary focus of a seminar with WSHB’s Alicia Kennon at the DRI Construction Law conference in Las Vegas, March 2-3, 2017.

“Handling the fallout from a catastrophic accident that injures innocent people or mitigating the damage caused by a client who self-destructs during an on-camera interview prior to your retention requires an adjustment to the typical defense strategy,” said Kennon, a partner at WSHB. “Understanding the nature of the media, the news cycle, and how to interact proactively with crisis management and public relations experts is critical to the success of your defense.”

Kennon specializes in the litigation of claims involving employment practices, professional liability, and construction – both defect and catastrophic personal injury. She is a fierce advocate for individual, public, and private clients facing allegations of unfair employment practices, negligence, and products liability. Kennon likewise has a proven track record in her defense of physicians, nurses, hospitals, dentists, optometrists, and insurance professionals whose credentials and skills have been called into question by former clients and patients.

A CLM Certified Litigation Management Professional, Kennon has also served as adjunct professor of Employment Law at the University of the Pacific, where she spent several semesters educating undergraduate and MBA students on the pitfalls and perils attendant to the Human Resources component of running a business.

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