Crisis Management Resources

We understand the importance of being prepared and effectively supported in any type of crisis. More than ever, companies must anticipate mitigating disruptive shifts in business that adversely affect their company’s brand, reputation, and bottom line. Our decades of collective experience helping clients navigate these and other pressing issues allows us to champion our clients in their most critical hour of need. Morrison & Foerster is uniquely positioned to provide insight and counsel surrounding a myriad of crises scenarios, including cyberattacks, threats to public safety, threats to public health, product liability issues, environmental hazards, and corruption investigations. For more information, explore the resources below and visit Global Risk + Crisis Management.

  • Cyberattacks – From hospitals to media companies to manufacturing plants, ransomware and other cyberattacks are increasingly prevalent and have far-reaching impacts. As companies store more of their valuable data in electronic form, they are increasingly vulnerable to attacks that render their data inaccessible. In addition to data loss, these incidents raise significant business and legal risks, including damage to brand and reputation, disruption of business operations, and contractual and regulatory obligations. We have helped Fortune 500 companies and other leading companies respond to dozens of significant ransomware incidents and have experience with wide-ranging ransomware variants including Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi/REvil, WastedLocker, Megacortex, Nephilim, Suncrypt, and Harma.

    We have served as lead counsel on some of the highest-profile ransomware attacks and breaches of recent years, coordinating all response components, including responding to regulatory inquiries and investigations, defending clients in multi-jurisdiction litigation, engaging on public and customer relations issues, advising on contractual obligations and remedies and working with forensic investigators, credit monitoring firms, crises communications professionals – any third party providers needed – to provide an integrated, cost-effective, and seamless response to your data security incident.

  • Crisis Management Benchmarking Report – Our report is designed to give business leaders and compliance professionals insights into current trends involving crisis management professionals and teams around the world, and to highlight best practices for crisis planning, tabletop exercises, and more.
  • Product Liability – We advise clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance, labeling, and warning requirements, including providing comprehensive support if a client decides to conduct a product recall.
  • Environmental Hazards – We’re known for taking on and winning some of the most complicated environmental problems our clients face. We also know how to litigate complex scientific and regulatory issues by recruiting superior experts and structuring complex litigation and trial testimony that is convincing and persuasive to judges and juries. Combining these skills with MoFo’s world-class litigation department, we put together formidable trial teams that can take on any opponent.
  • Corruption Investigations – We have extensive experience in a broad range of issues involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws around the world.
  • Workplace Misconduct/Employment – With our significant collective experience conducting sensitive investigations and in-depth knowledge of applicable employment laws, our team is uniquely positioned to help. In this unprecedented time, we have assembled the Workplace Misconduct Investigations Task Force to assist companies in navigating complex challenges.
  • COVID-19 TF – Our team of legal advisors, across our firm’s global practices and disciplines, closely monitors the situation to help you navigate the immediate and long-term impact of this ongoing and rapidly evolving global health crisis.
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