- Posted by Poston Communications
- On July 26, 2021
- Chambers and Partners, Chambers law firm rankings, crisis, crisis communications, Poston Communications, public relations
Poston Communications is pleased to announce its recognition in Chambers and Partners’ Litigation Support and Crisis & Risk Management Guides in 2021. These highly regarded directories list the leading professional services providers, including crisis communications firms, in key markets worldwide.
Poston’s Crisis and Litigation PR department was recognized in the PR & Communications category of the Litigation Support Guide, among the top 20 agencies in the U.S., for its superior litigation public relations work over the past two years. Among this work is the team’s public relations and communications counsel in risk mitigation as part of the legal representation of a 2020 Presidential campaign; COVID-19-related communications challenges; innovations in COVID-19 testing and detection; social justice claims; diversity, equity and inclusion matters; a $650 million economic development initiative; and other high-profile reputational challenges and opportunities for our clients.
The team continues to be lauded for its involvement in the Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga. case as communications counsel to Buckley Beal, LLP, an Atlanta litigation law firm, and its client Gerald Bostock. Bostock was the plaintiff in the June 2020 landmark U.S. Supreme Court case regarding the gay and transgender community’s right to work.
Throughout the two-year research period, our team also provided counsel in high-stakes litigation involving gender discrimination, sexual harassment and misconduct, financial fraud, trade secrets, employment mobility, patent and trademark infringement, race discrimination, wrongful termination, product liability, premises liability, environmental, and tax controversy matters.
The department was also recognized in Chambers’ inaugural Crisis & Risk Management 2021 Guide, which features detailed coverage of core crisis and risk services in the U.S., U.K. and global-wide regions. Contributing to this recognition is the team’s work as a strategic partner to the Orlando United Assistance Center (OUAC), a collaborative resource for hope and healing established in the immediate aftermath of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy on June 12, 2016. The team led a strategic communications initiative to anticipate and better understand the long-term needs of those directly impacted by the Pulse tragedy and help maintain awareness for the OUAC’s services.
“The Poston team is proactive, thoughtful and resourceful,” one Poston client told Chambers researchers in an interview. “They have such an extensive understanding of our firm culture, which gives them a competitive advantage and allows them to provide solid guidance when it comes to navigating crisis situations,” said another.
Of Poston Communications CEO and General Counsel Dave Poston, one client told researchers, “He is intelligent, a creative problem solver, pushes the envelope, and always looks at situations from an objective perspective.”
Another client said, “David Poston and Megan Paquin are at the top of their game in advising law firms with public relations matters, particularly crisis initiatives. Both David and Megan are highly responsive and extremely knowledgeable about this market, which is incredibly helpful and not often found when working with public relations firms.”
Featuring in-depth coverage of support services globally, the annual guides are an invaluable resource for lawyers, general counsel and private clients working through complicated disputes.
“Our team is honored to be recognized as a top provider of litigation PR and crisis management services,” says Poston. “We are grateful to our clients for trusting us to help guide them through their organizations’ challenges, and are dedicated to continuing to bring calm, confidence and command to even the most trying situations.”