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CANCELLED: Corporate Counsel | Crisis Communications: Managing the Media Storm
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CANCELLED: Corporate Counsel | Crisis Communications: Managing the Media Storm

When: Thursday, May 16
3:00 PM
Where: Faegre Baker Daniels
Wells Fargo Center 90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55402
United States
Contact: Sarah Mayer

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This event has been cancelled. We will be looking into the possibility of rescheduling the event at a later date in the next bar year.

Corporate Counsel
Crisis Communications: Managing the Media Storm

A strategic crisis communication plan has never been more important for attorneys. It's critical to know how to collaborate and respond in today’s 24/7 social media news cycle. Fake News, Twitter storms, and potential public relations nightmares are game changers. You’ll want to join us to hear from three media savvy and experienced crisis communication specialists that manage crises for firms like yours every day.

Valerie Martin is the founder of Alpha Agency and a veteran media relations, litigation communications, and critical messaging consultant. Mike Zipko is a principal at Velocity Public Affairs specializing in crisis communications, media relations, and high-stakes public affairs. Robb Leer is a former investigative reporter for KSTP-TV and owner of Leer Communication & Consultants, a firm specializing in time-sensitive media relations management, PR, and public affairs.

The team will help attorneys understand what to do and how to respond in a crisis scenario. This two-hour session will cover what every attorney needs to know before responding to the media. The workshop will also include mock interviews showing how -- and how not to -- handle media relations in a legal matter – when clients reputations are vulnerable.

Following the CLEs join us for a chance to network and further explore what was discussed in the programs. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

2.0 Standard MBCLE credit applied for



Valerie Martin, Founder, Alpha Agency, LLC 
Mike Zipko, Co-founder & Principal, Velocity Public Affairs
Robb Leer, President and Founding Partner, Leer Communication & Consultants



2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Registration Opens
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - CLE | "Crisis Communication: Everything an Attorney Needs to Know"
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Social


Update: Thanks to our generous sponsors, the cost for this program has been lowered.

HCBA members Now $15. / Non-members $50.00. 


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*Speakers and credits may be subject to change.
*Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to the event in order to be eligible for a refund. The cost of materials will be deducted from total amount of the refund. Those registering for an event fewer than 7 days prior to the event will be ineligible for a refund.