Litigation Communications: Supreme Court of the United States
The stakes do not get any higher than the Supreme Court of the United States.
Poston Communications is one of the only communications firms in the nation with the experience and acumen to oversee litigation communications strategies for matters before the Supreme Court. Our seasoned team works in tandem with and under the direction of some of the top law firms, legal departments and associations to provide sophisticated communications counsel to address public concern while preserving their appellate strategies.
As one of the top 20 litigation communications firms ranked by Chambers & Partners, we understand the unique challenges of handling public aspects of sensitive litigation. We effectively guide our clients in communicating not only with high-profile media outlets, but also in navigating complex relationships across all audiences including amici, associations, government and nonprofit organizations, and the public-at-large. We have experience collaborating across consolidated cases to ensure an integrated, unified strategy when it matters most.
Experience That Matters: Bostock v. Clayton County
Poston Communications served as lead communications counsel to the litigation team in Bostock v. Clayton County – a landmark victory for LGBTQ rights where the Supreme Court held that “an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII.”
Our Litigation Communications team has been recognized and received numerous awards for its work in bringing awareness to LGBTQ workplace discrimination, securing more than 250 media placements reaching an estimated audience of over 2.2 billion.
Trusted to Lead: The Advocates’ Advocate
Our team of trusted advisors empowers advocates to focus on their role before the court, while ensuring public concern is meaningfully addressed. We offer a full suite of litigation communications services at all stages of trial, including communications planning, message development, communications coaching and media training, media relations, stakeholder communication, monitoring and analysis to bolster your advocacy efforts.
Poston Communications routinely advises advocates on key considerations unique to litigation communications, especially at the highest levels of the judiciary, including counsel on the First Amendment, trial publicity and ethics, maintaining attorney-client privilege and protection under the work product doctrine.
Our services and deliverables include:
- Communications Counsel: Strategic planning; rapid response initiatives; message development; situation analysis
- Media Relations: Proactive media outreach, press releases / media alerts / pitches; press conferences; network and affiliate broadcast; satellite media tours; video news release
- Media Training: Executive / attorney communications coaching; litigation and crisis media training; on-camera interview simulation; presentation skills
- Crisis / Reputation Management: Crisis planning; vulnerabilities assessment; proactive / reactive media relations; social media management; media monitoring; sentiment analysis; reputation recovery
- Digital Media: SEO and SEM; social media management; content development; native content
Poston Communications utilizes an approach that mirrors the typical three phases of any legal matter.
- Able to assist at any phase, we prefer to work alongside attorneys as they initially analyze the legal situation and issue facing their client and prepare their litigation strategy. When crafted alongside one another, a litigation and communications plan can deliver the greatest results for the legal client.
- Like incident response in a crisis, any situational communications need to respond in litigation PR can be immediate, lay the foundation for future success, or be an anticipated part of a communications plan tied to litigation strategies.
- Ultimate success can mean advocacy extending beyond the courtroom. Today’s environment means winning in the court of public opinion as well. Communications plans may extend well beyond after litigation is completed. Wise legal counsel can help establish and drive additional opportunities to advocate.