Crisis Management in a Post-#MeToo Environment

The #MeToo movement has dramatically raised the stakes for companies facing allegations of workplace sexual harassment, which can quickly turn into a public relations crisis that needs to be managed. This course provides timely, valuable and practical advice for in-house counsel facing the many challenges associated with investigating, defending and managing crises arising from workplace sexual harassment claims.



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California

Credit Type: General (Participatory)

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

New York

Credit Type: Areas of Prof. Prac. (Both (New & Exp Attys))

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

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J. Gordon Cooney, Jr.
Partner
J. Gordon Cooney Jr. has experience with a broad variety of commercial and civil litigation, with a particular focus on defending class actions in state and federal court. As leader of Morgan Lewis’s litigation practice, Gordon leads and oversees the firm’s litigation operations across the globe. He represents clients in matters throughout the United States in consumer, product liability, deceptive trade practice, toxic tort, RICO, antitrust, and securities class actions. His practice also includes substantial commercial, business, and merger and acquisition (M&A) litigation.
Grace E. Speights
Partner
Grace E. Speights handles high profile and high stakes workplace matters for many clients and is often called upon by clients for crisis management assistance. She defends clients against employment discrimination claims—particularly class claims—and claims of discrimination in public accommodations. Grace represents clients in systemic investigations and litigation brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She also counsels on best practices for corporate diversity initiatives. Grace is the leader of the firm’s labor and employment practice, managing more than 250 lawyers across the firm.
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