Crisis and Litigation PR


We view challenges as opportunities.

Our risk management division, Poston Crisis, combines decades of strategic communications and legal experience to bring calm, confidence and command to any situation. No matter the challenge, we have helped dozens of clients successfully overcome threats to their business and reputation.


Our Crisis Communication / Litigation PR Services


Plan. Respond. Advocate.

While there’s no silver bullet in a crisis, there is a silver lining. Our proven method for strategic and high-stakes communication includes a comprehensive suite of services to help our clients plan, respond and advocate.


  • Crisis Communications Plans
  • Litigation Public Relations Strategies
  • Reputation Vulnerabilities Assessment
  • Emerging Issues Management and Tracking


  • Crisis Communication: Rapid Response
  • Strategic Communications Counsel for Litigation Teams
  • Media Relations and Stakeholder Communication
  • Digital and Social Media Integration and Response


  • Proactive Media Relations and Communications Strategies
  • Reputation Management: Corporate and Individual
  • Review Management

Media Training

Poston Communications also offers a comprehensive suite of media training services to complement crisis communications and litigation public relations strategies. View our full list of media training and communications coaching programs.

Trusted to Lead

Poston Crisis has led high-stakes, crisis communication and litigation public relations in the midst of even the most trying situations. Our crisis experience includes:

  • Active Shooter
  • Bomb Threats
  • Compliance & Ethics
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cyber Breaches
  • Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Activities
  • Data Privacy
  • Death and Homicide
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Fraud & Financial Misconduct
  • Foodborne Illness
  • Hospitality and Hotel Management
  • Human Resources / Labor and Employment Issues
  • Legal and Litigation
  • Manufacturing Challenges
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Products Liability Defects
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Religious Misconduct
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Strategic and Succession Planning
  • Weather, Natural Disasters and Acts of God
  • White Collar Crime
  • Workplace Injuries and Issues
  • Whistleblower Investigations

Big Law Makes a Splash on Fishbowl: How Can You Protect Your Firm’s Reputation Online?

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Plan, Respond, Advocate: How You Can Command the Narrative in a Cybersecurity Crisis

Call it glass half empty, pessimistic or perhaps valuable advice that good journalists live by: Trust no one. Question everything. Verify. That journalism training – ingrained and reinforced through my years of covering all kinds of beats – had me smiling as I sat listening to a tech expert talk about hacking his own clients […]

Crisis Checklist for In-House Counsel (Dave Poston and Megan Paquin in Daily Report)

In the December 9 “In-House Georgia” special section of the Daily Report, Poston Communications CEO Dave Poston and Vice President Megan Paquin examine the important role corporate legal departments play in crisis management and provide a crisis checklist for in-house counsel. “Legal departments bring unique skills and can serve as proactive business counselors to advance […]

Turn Your Crisis into an Opportunity: Why a Crisis Shouldn’t End with the Response

You did it. You weathered the storm by effectively responding to your crisis. Now, it’s back to business as usual, right? Not so fast. At Poston Communications, we understand that a crisis plan does not stop at the response. In fact, turning your challenges into opportunities is important when emerging from the crisis storm to […]

4 Steps to Take Before Developing a Crisis Plan

Thinking about the myriad crises your organization could face is intimidating, but more daunting is attempting to handle these crises without a sound plan. According to a study by Deloitte, 51% of companies say they do not have plans in place for probable crisis scenarios. Your organization could be confronted with a crisis at any […]