Director, Corporate Crisis Management

12 Sep, 2022

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Director, Corporate Crisis Management

Dentons Global Advisors
New York, NY
Position Overview: Director, Corporate Crisis Management
Directors at Dentons Global Advisors are the backbone of our teams and lead the development and implementation of crisis management strategies for our clients on a day-to-day basis. They manage junior team members’ work and learn to be trusted client counselors by engaging around high-stakes, event-driven matters in a fast-paced environment. They are excellent project managers, skilled writers and editors, and collaborative teammates with extensive experience overseeing content development and making the trains run on time. Our team operates a flat organizational structure and relies on our directors to work collaboratively with a group of global experts and across a number of critical engagements.
In this role, you will:
Help Fortune 500 companies and multinational organizations navigate significant threats to their enterprise value and reputation
Work in teams that may include international political risk and policy experts, legal experts from DGA’s partner firm, Dentons, and members of our international offices
Serve as a primary project manager and oversee junior team’s work product on simultaneous engagements that are complex and multijurisdictional
Turn ‘big picture’ strategies for managing complex engagements into actionable plans
Serve as a primary day-to-day client contact on sensitive matters
Manage matters with senior support, and help drive engagement objectives
Manage DGA team members, support team members’ professional development, and work to identify additional development opportunities
Run firm development initiatives and certain client workstreams with limited supervision
Expectations of a DGA Director:
Contribute to and drive crisis management strategy for clients
Develop junior talent and provide support and mentorship to junior team members
Collaborate with wider DGA colleagues in other offices and with Dentons lawyers
Be intellectually curious, eager to learn from coworkers, and excited to teach new skills to the team
Contribute to DGA’s own ESG agenda
Bring DGA’s full potential to engage with clients on their most complex issues
Think and act in a collaborative, creative, and integrated way
Consistently display excellent project management and organizational skills
Manage the delivery of large suites of documentation, being accountable for consistency and quality of other team members’ work
Be comfortable in a start-up environment
Understand confidentiality and act with integrity at all times
Effectively utilize research and innovative tools to the benefit of clients and the team
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or higher or equivalent and relevant work experience; legal training is a plus
6+ years of experience in crisis management, crisis communications, or providing strategic advisory services in a legal environment, or in a crisis and/or litigation focused communications role, from a consultancy or in-house position, or the capabilities of someone of that level of experience
Experience being part of a team that counsels senior management teams and engages with lawyers on the communications processes
Highly collaborative working style
Equal Opportunity Statement
Dentons Global Advisors is committed to equal opportunity in recruitment and employment practices and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination. No job applicant or employee receives unfavorable treatment on the grounds of color, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or any other status protected by law.

Job posted: 2022-09-12