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Responding to a Corporate Crisis

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • 6:30 PM
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Responding to a Corporate Crisis 

Corporate crisis management requires managing multiple fronts, including public relations, internal and external investigations, civil and sometimes criminal litigation. The value of a company's brand and reputation cannot be overstated, and successfully navigating a corporate crisis requires balancing the interests of stakeholders, regulators, the courts, and the public.

Thanks to the support of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, SABA-DC and APABA-DC are proud to present a distinguished panel to speak to the many delicate facets of corporate crisis management. Our panelists include:

  • Anjali Chaturvedi (Assistant General Counsel, Northrop Grumman Corporation): Anjali is currently the Assistant General Counsel for Investigations for Northrop Grumman Corporation where she leads Northrop Grumman's global investigations team. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Anjali was the Assistant General Counsel at BP where she was the lead in-house lawyer for the criminal and SEC investigations related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident. She also led the legal regulatory team with oversight for matters involving antibribery and corruption, trade controls and antitrust. Prior to going in-house, Anjali was a Government Investigations & White Collar partner at Nixon Peabody for several years. She started her career as an Assistant United States Attorney where she served for 12 years, 10 years in the DC office and 2 years in the Northern District of California, where she held various line and supervisory roles. During her tenure at the Justice Department, Anjali also was detailed to serve as Counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and Cornell University.
  • Lucinda Low (Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP): Lucinda Low heads Steptoe & Johnson LLP's Compliance, Investigations, Trade and Enforcement Department. Her practice includes representing audit committees, boards of directors, and companies in internal, government, and international financial institution audits, investigations, and enforcement matters involving fraud, bribery, corruption, and other compliance issues. Lucinda is recognized by Chambers market commentators for her "incredible technical proficiency, spectacular advocacy skills, and cultural know-how." She has particular authority in matters involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, and other international business compliance issues. Lucinda is a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Integrity (formerly known as Transparency International - USA), and also a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on International Law. She is a former president of the American Society of International Law and a former chair of the ABA Section of International Law. She was the 2003 recipient of the William Ray Vallance Award presented by the Inter-American Bar Foundation, presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution toward improving the law and jurisprudence of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Lisa Osborne Ross (President, Washington, D.C., Edelman): Lisa Osborne Ross is a lifelong communication and PR professional who currently leads Edelman's Washington D.C. office as President. Prior to Edelman, Ms. Ross was Managing Director of APCO Worldwide's flagship office and held numerous roles at Ogilvy Public Relations, including Head of the Public Advocacy Group and Practice, Head of the Public Affairs division, and Founder of the Multicultural practice. Ms. Ross has served in the public sector as Communications Director for the U.S. Department of Labor's effort to create and promote high-performance workplaces. She was also Deputy Director of the bipartisan Federal Glass Ceiling Commission and a member of the inaugural team of the White House Office of Women's Initiatives and Outreach in the Clinton Administration, where she served as Deputy Director and Chief of Staff. Ms. Ross has represented clients such as the NCAA, Anheuser-Busch, U.S. Department of Energy, Under Armour, Prudential, Hilton, Howard University, Moorehouse College, and many others. She co-founded and led the Washington Area Women's Foundation, which helps women increase their financial assets and income, and created a scholarship fund in partnership with FleishmanHillard and Howard University to increase the pipeline of professionals from communities of color in PR agencies. Ms. Ross has served on numerous school boards and commissions including Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Board of Trustees, Marquette University Centennial Celebration of Women, LeMoyne College School of Communications, Catholic Charities of America and the Washington Jesuit Academy. In addition, she serves as a member of the Awareness Leadership Council for the Capital Area Food Bank and the International Women's Forum and is a Politico Women Rule ambassador.

The discussions will be "off-the-record" and closed to the press. The views of the panelists are their own and are not representative in any way of the views of their employers. Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m

Where: Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

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