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When Legal and PR Counsel Collide, Can Ethics Come to the Rescue?

Professional Development Workshop Set 5

Board of Ethics and Professional Standards

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In a crisis situation, legal counsel usually advise the client to say the least possible, while PR counsel advocates for a more candid and forthcoming attitude. What should the CEO do in such a situation? To whom should he or she listen? Emmanuel Tchividjian, senior vice president and chief ethics officer, Ruder Finn; Andrea Bonime-Blanc, chief executive officer and founder, GEC Risk Advisory LLC; and James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, president, Lukaszewski Group, Division at Risdall Public Relations, discuss the best course of action to ensure the best interest of the client. 

Presenters

Emmanuel Tchividjian, senior vice president and chief ethics officer, Ruder Finn

Photo of Emmanuel Tchividjian Previously, Tchividjian worked for the Government of Switzerland, and was the program director of the New England-Israel Chamber of Commerce.


James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, president, The Lukaszewski Group, Division of Risdall PR

Photo of James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA Lukaszewski is among the most widely known Crisis PR practitioners and senior executive coaches in North America.


Andrea Bonime-Blanc, chief executive officer and founder, GEC Risk Advisory LLC

Photo of Andrea Bonime-Blanc Previously, she was the founding global chief ethics and compliance officer for Bertelsmann, and general counsel of PSEG Global. She is a member of NACD and chair emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association. She writes the GlobalEthicist monthly column for Ethical Corporation magazine and is a frequent public speaker and extensively published author.