Like many lawyers, you and your law firm have worked hard to build a great reputation. Yet in today’s world, information travels farther and faster than ever before, causing many to be concerned about the rising risk of reputational damage. Moreover, when it comes to unexpected publicity or press inquiries, lawyers and law firms are often unsure how best to respond — without first reaching out to a PR expert.

At Lockton Affinity, we have built an extensive network of carrier partners who are attentive to the evolving concerns and needs of today’s legal professionals, among them, Swiss Re. We are pleased to announce that Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is now offering a new Public Relations Event Service for Swiss Re policy holders to help lawyers and law firms manage the risk of reputational damage.

Details of the New Offering

Swiss Re has partnered with Infinite Global Consulting Inc. to provide this new risk management offering. Under the offering, Swiss Re insureds may receive up to 1.5 hours of complimentary and confidential public relations event consultation assistance per policy period.

These complimentary consults permit an insured to confidentially broach the following topics:

  • The death, departure or debilitating illness of the managing partner, owner of a sole proprietorship or practice group head.
  • The potential dissolution of the firm.
  • An incidence of workplace violence.
  • The filing of an involuntary bankruptcy petition against the firm.
  • The publication or anticipated imminent publication of a potential or covered claim in a newspaper, print publication, radio, television or electronic news website (but not a social media publication).

About Infinite Global Consulting Inc.

To provide this service, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has contracted with Infinite Global Consulting Inc., whose founder, Jamie Diaferia, counsels leading professional services firms on their media, litigation and crisis communications strategies. Jamie’s clients include Am Law 100 law firms and accounting, financial services and consulting firms.

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

Swiss Re insureds may reach Infinite Global Consulting Inc. by emailing crisis@infiniteglobal.com and providing a copy of their current declarations page.

 

This article is intended to be used for general informational purposes only and is not to be relied upon or used for any particular purpose. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions shall not be held responsible in any way for, and specifically disclaims any liability arising out of or in any way connected to, reliance on or use of any of the information contained or referenced in this article. The information contained or referenced in this article is not intended to constitute and should not be considered legal, accounting or professional advice, nor shall it serve as a substitute for the recipient obtaining such advice. Insurance products underwritten by Westport Insurance Corporation, a member of the Swiss Re Group. Copyright 2018 Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.