Protecting Your System’s Reputation in the “Fake News Era”

May 4, 2020 at 10:30am11:45amNext Month
International Franchise Association Legal Symposium
Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H St. NW

Washington, DC 20001

In the era of instantaneous reporting and less than rigorous fact gathering, how does a franchise system safeguard its hard-earned goodwill and reputation? This session will examine the role of the lawyer in crisis management when addressing bad press, protest sites, and customer outrage. The panelists will also: (i) provide advice on responding when franchisees (and others) leak system confidential information to the press or attempt to leverage the press to their advantage in civil litigation and settlement negotiations and (ii) discuss procedural and tactical advice on how to best use the court or private dispute resolution to safeguard and defend one’s hard-earned goodwill and reputation.

*Please note there is a cost to attend.