A federal prosecutor turned to The Lenzner Firm when a news organization published false allegations about him that had surfaced in a book authored by a former defendant. With experience and relationships in the media and certain legal communities, we quickly moved to prevent the story from spreading and to refute the author’s allegations. We persuaded the prosecutor’s former office (where he served at the time of the alleged misconduct) to issue a statement in support of their former employee, and we communicated with reporters from different news organizations on his behalf. As a result of our efforts, there was no second day media coverage of the allegations, and the newspaper that originally printed the false allegations followed the next day with a story challenging the book author’s credibility and allegations. Moreover, when the book publisher subsequently issued a letter of apology to the prosecutor, it specifically cited the results of our work, including the second day news coverage and the statement of support from the DA’s Office.
Provided media strategy to a government official under investigation by an office of inspector general. Handled proactive and reactive media relations for the client over the course of the year-long investigation. When the OIG released a report clearing our client of the allegations, we crafted and executed a media plan that resulted in positive news stories and improved the client’s online reputation.
Advised an investment firm on communications strategy in conjunction with legal and regulatory work that we conducted related to an investment in infrastructure.
Handled media relations for a client in litigation against a high profile adversary.
Following an investigation that we led into allegations of misconduct by a law firm adverse to our corporate client, we worked with the client’s public relations team to design and execute a media strategy that led to impactful coverage on television, radio and print news outlets.