Latham's legal expertise and global reach have allowed for a stream-lined rapid-response approach to counseling clients who are in the throes of an accident or disaster situation. The firm's clients can activate Latham's rapid-response team at any time of the day or night, on any day or holiday, by calling an emergency line that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
With more than 2,000 lawyers located in offices across the world, Latham can combine its legal expertise with the ability to focus advice and strategy in an extremely limited time frame. Latham's lawyers of varying legal disciplines are available to perform comprehensive analysis or extremely rapid-response evaluations; these provide clients with critical legal information that enables them to make immediate, strategic decisions.
As a result of the firm's unique experience in this area, Latham's rapid-response team lawyers can efficiently render crisis-management advice, concerning both the legal and practical aspects of an accident or disaster. Latham's rapid-response teams have advised clients on a wide range of matters, including:
- Evidence collection
- External inquiries
- Governmental/diplomatic coordination
- Insurance company notification
- Internal investigations
- Investor relations
- Public relations/media communication
- Site security