Gordon & Rees partner Brenda Radmacher will moderate a panel discussion titled "Safety & Risk Management Track: Oh, No! My Crane Has Fallen, Now What? Risk Management in a 24-Hour News Cycle" at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California Annual Conference "Mardi Gras" on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4 p.m. Joining Radmacher on the panel are Danette Beck of Marsh USA and Eden Gillott Bowe of Gillott Communications, LLC.
Radmacher will guide the hour-long discussion on developing and implementing a crisis communications plan related to construction disputes, claims and litigation. Today's 24-hour news cycle, complicated by social media and "fake news," have increased scrutiny and added pressure on the construction industry. Government investigations, workplace accidents, cyber breaches, dissatisfied customers and employee complaints become fodder for both traditional news outlets and those less concerned with the facts. Your reputation is one of your most valuable assets, which you can best protect by having a plan in place before a crisis develops. This session informs attendees about how to devise a crisis public relations plan related to disputes, claims and litigation and how to successfully implement it before, during and after the crisis develops.
Attendees will learn: 1) legal and practical steps to prepare for a reputation-damaging crisis, and, 2) skills and tips for responding to crises and best risk management practices. Attendees will also be able to review their crisis public relations plan to determine if changes are needed.
This year's ACG of California Annual Conference "Mardi Gras" will be held at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California from October 11-14, 2017. For more information or to register, please click here.
Brenda Radmacher specializes in construction, real estate, and employment litigation, regularly counseling general contractors, construction managers, design professionals, contractors, and owners on contract negotiations, risk management and disputes. Radmacher’s practice emphasizes resolving complex construction disputes through negotiation, mediation, and, when necessary, arbitration and litigation, on projects in California, nationwide, and internationally. She frequently addresses claims involving breach of contract, construction and design defects, liens, delays and impacts, construction defects, bonds and insurance issues (including among others, general liability, builder’s risk, professional liability and subcontractor default insurance), and represents many of the nation’s largest contractors and developers in the commercial, multifamily, and residential markets.