King & Spalding's global Crisis Management Practice is founded on decades of experience earned teaming with our clients before, during and after crises. Our commitment is always to respond effectively and efficiently to client needs, especially during crisis situations when the most is at stake. We bring a "can-do" attitude at such critical moments. Our depth and breadth set us apart from other law firms—King & Spalding lawyers have helped clients find effective strategies to solve intractable and potentially catastrophic problems in the United States, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. We provide recognized experts who have demonstrated the ability to lead and manage in the midst of high-risk, high-profile crisis situations. King & Spalding's experience extends to all aspects of crises: operational and communications management responsibilities, crisis preparedness and global enterprise risk management planning, and post-crisis lessons learned and implementation.
Our most senior partners lead the King & Spalding crisis management team and bring decades of experience guiding Boards, CEOs, and senior management through some of the most high-profile corporate crises on record. Members of our team have served in Federal and State government leadership positions during crisis situations, including terrorist events. Our lawyers have helped numerous clients with in-house, executive-level management, advised corporate officers and board members regarding strategic and operational response efforts, coordinated closely with internal and external response teams, and handled related government inquiries, including those from U.S. and international regulators, legislators, and prosecutors. We are also adept at engaging with the media directly or in coordination with communications personnel and/or consultants.
King & Spalding's experience assisting clients during crisis situations has convinced us that management efforts to prepare and plan for a crisis before it materializes are just as critical, if not more so. We encourage our clients to work with our team to proactively develop and implement corporate crisis management plans before a crisis surfaces. Clients can facilitate an effective crisis response by engaging in pre-crisis efforts to identify and address areas of critical risk and to establish systems, processes, and teams to manage a crisis, if and when one occurs.
In sum, King & Spalding's crisis management experience is substantial, global and comprehensive, covering varied crisis situations in a wide range of industries, and encompassing both preparation in advance of crises and real-time responses in the immediate and long-term aftermath of crises.