On February 26, 2019, Vivian Hood, CEO/Owner, Public Relations, Jaffe, spoke on "How to Handle a Social Media Movement: Advice for Your Clients and Your Law Firm," at the IADC 2019 Midyear Meeting.

The world has witnessed the impact of recent social media movements on how we think, work, and interact. Businesses, including law firms, must be prepared to handle volatile issues at internet speed.

The panelists provided practical information on how to address these movements with clients, as well as their own firms. Takeaways from the presentation included how to handle the publicity a movement may bring upon a client’s business or a law firm and how to stay ahead of a story. The panel also covered the way movements have influenced changes in the law worldwide and how cases and claims are evaluated by clients, plaintiffs, and the courts.

Vivian was joined by panelists Daniela Karollus-Bruner from CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Al Vance from Altec, Inc., and Robert Luskin from Goodman McGuffey LLP.