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Thursday, September 8 2016

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5:00 pm
Date
Thu, 09/08/2016 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location
RWU School of Law, Bristol | Bay View Room
Body

5:00 PM Lecture – Law 262
6:00 PM Reception – Bay View Room

Should lawyers manage a corporate crisis or should they be part of the team managing the crisis? Does your client even recognize that it is in a crisis situation which cannot be solved through normal business procedure? Do you? Are lawyers ideal candidates to lead the crisis management team or effort? What would your role as a lawyer be if your client were Volkswagen facing the emissions scandal, or Chipotle facing the e-coli outbreak, or Toshiba facing the accounting scandal?

Lawyers can play an important role advising a client in a crisis situation, but a lot of other internal business people and external stakeholders can play an even more important role, from the board of directors and senior management, to insurance companies and customers, to plaintiffs lawyers, to the media and to regulators. How do you respond swiftly but effectively?  How can you help preserve the client's brand as well as protect its balance sheet from significant litigation or government enforcement proceedings or both? Defining the crisis, understanding the facts, understanding your role as a lawyer, strategizing a path forward, and knowing how to communicate are the keys to counseling a client through a crisis. Mr. Spacone's talk will immerse you in these lessons in the context of a lawyer representing an airline manufacturing company after a deadly crash of one of its passenger planes, which may involve a systemic defect, which could materially threaten future revenues and result in significant legal liability. 

As senior in-house counsel and crisis manager for an international Fortune 300 company, Andrew C. Spacone was front and center in these types of crises, and he has led teams in developing a formal crisis management plan and training for lawyers and other internal stakeholders.  Come see if you're prepared for a crisis!

Andrew C. Spacone, Esq is an adjunct professor at the Roger Williams University School of Law where he teaches mergers & acquisitions, securities regulation and bank regulation.  Professor Spacone spent eight years in private practice between the Buffalo, NY law firm of Jaeckle, Fleichman & Mugeland and the Providence, RI law firm of Adler, Pollok & Sheehan, from which he recently retired.  He spent 30 years of his legal career, however, as in-house counsel at Textron Inc. in Providence. Textron is a worldwide Fortune 200 company with operations in the aircraft, defense and industrial products business sectors, among others. When Professor Spacone retired from Textron in 2011, his position was Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary and head of Textron’s litigation department.  While at Textron, he developed and implemented Textron's crisis management program as part of a three-person team and was Textron’s first crisis manager, a position he held for thirteen years until his retirement. Andrew was involved in several crisis situations, which, fortunately, he and Textron pretty much emerged from more or less unscathed.

RSVP to the Office of Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu

 

Location
RWU School of Law, Bristol | Bay View Room
Body

5:00 PM Lecture – Law 262
6:00 PM Reception – Bay View Room

Should lawyers manage a corporate crisis or should they be part of the team managing the crisis? Does your client even recognize that it is in a crisis situation which cannot be solved through normal business procedure? Do you? Are lawyers ideal candidates to lead the crisis management team or effort? What would your role as a lawyer be if your client were Volkswagen facing the emissions scandal, or Chipotle facing the e-coli outbreak, or Toshiba facing the accounting scandal?

Lawyers can play an important role advising a client in a crisis situation, but a lot of other internal business people and external stakeholders can play an even more important role, from the board of directors and senior management, to insurance companies and customers, to plaintiffs lawyers, to the media and to regulators. How do you respond swiftly but effectively?  How can you help preserve the client's brand as well as protect its balance sheet from significant litigation or government enforcement proceedings or both? Defining the crisis, understanding the facts, understanding your role as a lawyer, strategizing a path forward, and knowing how to communicate are the keys to counseling a client through a crisis. Mr. Spacone's talk will immerse you in these lessons in the context of a lawyer representing an airline manufacturing company after a deadly crash of one of its passenger planes, which may involve a systemic defect, which could materially threaten future revenues and result in significant legal liability. 

As senior in-house counsel and crisis manager for an international Fortune 300 company, Andrew C. Spacone was front and center in these types of crises, and he has led teams in developing a formal crisis management plan and training for lawyers and other internal stakeholders.  Come see if you're prepared for a crisis!

Andrew C. Spacone, Esq is an adjunct professor at the Roger Williams University School of Law where he teaches mergers & acquisitions, securities regulation and bank regulation.  Professor Spacone spent eight years in private practice between the Buffalo, NY law firm of Jaeckle, Fleichman & Mugeland and the Providence, RI law firm of Adler, Pollok & Sheehan, from which he recently retired.  He spent 30 years of his legal career, however, as in-house counsel at Textron Inc. in Providence. Textron is a worldwide Fortune 200 company with operations in the aircraft, defense and industrial products business sectors, among others. When Professor Spacone retired from Textron in 2011, his position was Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary and head of Textron’s litigation department.  While at Textron, he developed and implemented Textron's crisis management program as part of a three-person team and was Textron’s first crisis manager, a position he held for thirteen years until his retirement. Andrew was involved in several crisis situations, which, fortunately, he and Textron pretty much emerged from more or less unscathed.

RSVP to the Office of Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu

 

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Open Door Speaker Series: "How to Manage a Corporate Client's Crisis”

Thursday, September 08, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  |  RWU School of Law, Bristol | Bay View Room



5:00 PM Lecture – Law 262
6:00 PM Reception – Bay View Room

Should lawyers manage a corporate crisis or should they be part of the team managing the crisis? Does your client even recognize that it is in a crisis situation which cannot be solved through normal business procedure? Do you? Are lawyers ideal candidates to lead the crisis management team or effort? What would your role as a lawyer be if your client were Volkswagen facing the emissions scandal, or Chipotle facing the e-coli outbreak, or Toshiba facing the accounting scandal?

Lawyers can play an important role advising a client in a crisis situation, but a lot of other internal business people and external stakeholders can play an even more important role, from the board of directors and senior management, to insurance companies and customers, to plaintiffs lawyers, to the media and to regulators. How do you respond swiftly but effectively?  How can you help preserve the client's brand as well as protect its balance sheet from significant litigation or government enforcement proceedings or both? Defining the crisis, understanding the facts, understanding your role as a lawyer, strategizing a path forward, and knowing how to communicate are the keys to counseling a client through a crisis. Mr. Spacone's talk will immerse you in these lessons in the context of a lawyer representing an airline manufacturing company after a deadly crash of one of its passenger planes, which may involve a systemic defect, which could materially threaten future revenues and result in significant legal liability. 

As senior in-house counsel and crisis manager for an international Fortune 300 company, Andrew C. Spacone was front and center in these types of crises, and he has led teams in developing a formal crisis management plan and training for lawyers and other internal stakeholders.  Come see if you're prepared for a crisis!

Andrew C. Spacone, Esq is an adjunct professor at the Roger Williams University School of Law where he teaches mergers & acquisitions, securities regulation and bank regulation.  Professor Spacone spent eight years in private practice between the Buffalo, NY law firm of Jaeckle, Fleichman & Mugeland and the Providence, RI law firm of Adler, Pollok & Sheehan, from which he recently retired.  He spent 30 years of his legal career, however, as in-house counsel at Textron Inc. in Providence. Textron is a worldwide Fortune 200 company with operations in the aircraft, defense and industrial products business sectors, among others. When Professor Spacone retired from Textron in 2011, his position was Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary and head of Textron’s litigation department.  While at Textron, he developed and implemented Textron's crisis management program as part of a three-person team and was Textron’s first crisis manager, a position he held for thirteen years until his retirement. Andrew was involved in several crisis situations, which, fortunately, he and Textron pretty much emerged from more or less unscathed.

RSVP to the Office of Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu

 

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Info Session for Prospective Students

Friday, September 09, 2016
9:30 am - 1:00 pm  |  RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

We invite you to visit Roger Williams University School of Law (Bristol--Main Campus) at our September 9th Info Session!  Come learn about our Affordable Excellence Initiative and Clinical Guarantee.  You will have the opportunity to attend a real first year Torts class taught by Professor David Logan, meet with an admissions representative, and take a tour of the law school.

To register for the Info Session, please RSVP here.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (401) 254-4555 or admissions@rwu.edu.  We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful, seaside Bristol campus soon!

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Emergency Evacuation Training Session

Friday, September 09, 2016
11:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  Room 285

This session will provide an overview of the evacuation plan for the School of Law Building and what to do in the case of a hostile intruder.  Lunch will be served!

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Roger on the Block

Saturday, September 10, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  |  One Empire Street, Providence

RWU, RWU Law, RWU School of Continuing Studies and RWU School of Justice Studies Present:

Roger on the Block
One Empire Street

Between Washington Street & Westminster Street --- Providence

Saturday, September 10, 2016
1:00 - 5:00 PM

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