Keep Your Company Off the Front Page
Breakfast Forum on Crisis Management
Join us for our June installment of “Breakfast Bites,” co-hosted by Leech Tishman and Hennes Communications.
It’s a simple fact: Controversies today are tried in the Court of Public Opinion more often than in the Court of law. In this seminar, you will learn practical steps to prepare for and mitigate risk.
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC
525 William Penn Place, 28th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Introduction of Speakers
Bruce Hennes, CEO, Hennes Communications
Crisis Management for Senior Executives & Attorneys
Phil Toomey, Partner, Leech Tishman
Sally Cimini, Partner, Leech Tishman
Questions & Answers
About the Seminar
It’s a simple fact: Controversies today are tried in the Court of Public Opinion more often than in the Court of Law.
From cyber attacks, accidents, embezzlements, product failures and discrimination complaints to sexual misconduct, accusations of fiscal mismanagement, food-borne illness and OSHA citations, a sudden crisis can threaten your organization and put your business at risk.
In this seminar, you’ll learn practical steps to prepare for and mitigate risk. You will also hear case studies about how two organizations successfully managed their crises and what they did to overcome the challenges they faced.
Since it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and only a few seconds to destroy one, “crisis management” is a necessary skill set for CEOs, executive directors, attorneys and business leaders from every market sector.
Bruce has nearly 40 years’ experience in communications, with a past and present client list that includes Avery Dennison, Lubrizol, NASA, ThyssenKrupp, United Way of Cleveland, Ohio University and University Hospitals of Cleveland, as well as law firms across the U.S.
An adjunct professor at Cleveland State University, Bruce is also a member of the executive committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and he was recently named to the Lawdragon 100 List of Leading Consultants and Strategists,” the definitive guide to the financiers, recruiters, marketing and communication gurus on whom the legal profession relies.” According to Lawdragon, “These are 100 of the most trusted advisors to the legal profession.”
Philip A. Toomey is a Partner at Leech Tishman and a member of the Employment, Corporate, Litigation and Real Estate Practice Groups. Phil is based in Leech Tishman’s El Segundo, CA office and serves as the firm’s West Coast Business & Employment Client Relations Partner, where he manages California business, labor and employment matters.Phil serves as the trusted outside general counsel for international, privately held, and small to mid-market companies in the aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, food production, office and retail services industries, among others.
Phil has more than 37 years of successful business and courtroom experience in helping business owners and organizations sustain and build their enterprises.
Sally Griffith Cimini
Sally Griffith Cimini is a Partner with Leech Tishman and chairs the firm’s Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. Based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, Sally is highly regarded for her experience in the areas of employment law and alternative dispute resolution. For many years, Sally served on the firm’s Management Committee.
Sally has over 32 years of experience devoted exclusively to counseling and litigating on behalf of private and public sector employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, from hiring through termination. She regularly advises clients on employment discrimination issues, workplace and sexual harassment, disability accommodation, Family & Medical Leave Act compliance, employee handbooks, human resource policies and practices, wage and hour issues, use of temporary/leased/contract employees and independent contractors, performance appraisals, workplace investigations, drug and alcohol testing, workplace privacy issues, disciplinary action and termination, reductions in force, employment at-will/wrongful discharge, alternative dispute resolution, union avoidance, employment agreements, restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, waivers and releases, and unemployment compensation claims.
Join us for “Breakfast Bites,” a Leech Tishman complimentary, 1-hour business forum to business executives, owners and decision-makers. Breakfast Bites forum will feature a cutting-edge topical presentation on current developments and legal issues affecting today’s companies.
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September 17 – Top 10 Immigration Concerns for Employers
Past Breakfast Bites
April 24 – Navigating the Business of Legal Cannabis
The April 24, 2019 forum was held in the Leech Tishman Pasadena office. Partner Christopher Gonzalez provided insight into the complex business and legal issues underlying cannabis operations. Companies operating in the cannabis industry must address changing regulations, varying state laws, considerations for federal law, insurance coverage and risk management, investment and governance concerns, applications for grower and processor & dispensary licenses, and more. Start-ups and entrepreneurs also face additional legal challenges as they try to grow in this emerging marketplace.