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Corporate Crisis Management Checklist

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

While the details and legal issues in any given crisis will undoubtedly vary based on the company involved and the level of public impact, effective crisis management requires the quick application of policies and procedures common to any crisis situation.

A company’s core disaster recovery and business continuity plan should include an identified Crisis Management Team, along with crisis management plans that are reviewed and tested annually.

Sutherland’s Crisis Management and Complex Litigation Team works with clients to develop a crisis management plan and checklist to provide a clear outline for the steps that need to be followed when disaster strikes.

The checklist should include:

It is imperative that a company’s Crisis Management Team address each step on the checklist in a timely and efficient manner in order to anticipate any necessary next steps, and to be prepared for changes in the plan as the crisis unfolds.