Litigation, Regulation & Investigation

We defend you in the court of public opinion.

Communicating through complex legal crises.

You’re facing a lawsuit. Planning a difficult merger. Complying with a congressional investigation or a regulatory agency’s demand. You need a public relations partner skilled in working on complex legal issues and communicating through crises.

The sum of any company’s strength is its trustworthiness, credibility and reputation – all of which are formed in the court of public opinion and all of which are vulnerable to legal disputes, investigations, and reputational threats. The public takes sides quickly; without a coordinated communications strategy and on-call experts executing it, each second that ticks by weakens your opportunity to shape the narrative.

SKDK has deep expertise communicating around litigation, mergers, regulatory crises, consumer protection cases, and reputational crises. Our experience was forged in the private sector as well as through senior White House roles, in Congress and statehouses, at the Federal Trade Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency, in governors’ offices, and at Cabinet agencies including the U.S. departments of Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, State, and Transportation.

What We Do

We understand what drives investigations and have decades of experience to help you manage a multitude of legal, policy, legislative and reputational challenges and position your organization for the future.

SKDK is battle-tested. We understand politics and the media environment. With experience in boardrooms and on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue, we are the partner that leading law firms and organizations turn to as they navigate investigations and other crises.

We have deep experience in defending our clients’ marketing and advertising practices so you can get back to business.

The ability to respond swiftly and effectively to a potentially negative situation has never been more important. With decades of crisis management experience from Washington to Wall Street, we help our clients develop and execute strategies that are effective and lasting. By working with a company’s existing corporate communications resources or creating a separate war room, we quickly help create the most effective messaging, lead media training, manage briefings to key stakeholders, deliver talking points, and provide overall strategic guidance.

We partner with your attorneys and your in-house communications team to help tell your story in the court of public opinion.

We help our clients craft the narrative and strategy to present your legal or policy position to educate and persuade the public and reach your audiences.

Case Studies

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)