Law firms are becoming more and more concerned about reputational damage. As information disseminates more quickly than ever before, lawyers are often confused about how to respond to publicity and press inquiries.

Westport has heard these concerns and is pleased to announce a new risk management offering – Public Relations Event Service. With your professional liability policy through Lockton Affinity’s Lawyer Insurance Program, this service is now available to you.

 About the Service

 Westport has partnered with Infinite Global Consulting Inc. to provide a complimentary and confidential public relations event service.

As a Westport insured, you may receive up to 1.5 hours of complimentary and confidential public relations event consultation assistance with Infinite Global Consulting Inc. per policy period. Such consults are permitted to include the following topics:

  1. Death, departure or debilitating illness of the managing partner, owner of a sole proprietorship, or practice group head
  2. Potential dissolution of the Named Insured
  3. Incident of workplace violence
  4. Filing of an involuntary bankruptcy petition against the Named Insured
  5. Publication or anticipated imminent publication in a newspaper (or other general print publication, or radio, television, or electronic news website) of a potential or covered claim under the policy.

 About Infinite Global Consulting Inc.

Westport contracted with Infinite Global Consulting Inc. to provide this service to attorneys like you. Jamie Diaferia, the founder of Infinite Global Inc., counsels leading professional services firms on their media, litigation and crisis communications strategies. His clients include Am Law 100 law firms and accounting, financial services and consulting firms, as well as individuals and corporations involved in high-stakes crises and legal battles.

During the course of Jamie’s two-decade career he has worked behind the scenes of many of the biggest stories in the news, including Enron’s collapse, the Penn State scandal and multiple high-profile civil and criminal prosecutions. He is one of Lawdragon’s 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2016 and 2017. Jamie is a graduate of The Taft School, Bucknell University and the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he earned his JD. He is admitted to the Connecticut bar.

If you wish to utilize this complimentary and confidential public relations event service, contact Infinite Global Consulting Inc. at crisis@infiniteglobal.com. Please provide a copy of your current declarations page when reaching out.

 

Jamie Diaferia

Infinite Global Consulting Inc.

 

Deborah Bjes, Risk Manager

Swiss Re Corporate Solution

 

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