In a virtual conference jointly hosted by 11KBW Chambers and CM Murray, Byfield’s MD Gus Sellitto joined a group of industry leading panellists (including Elizabeth Prochaska of 11KBW, Merill April of CM Murray, and Dr. Filippo Passetti of Cognacity) to discuss the issues that arise for people who are the subject of investigations. The group assessed the legal, communications and reputational considerations, as well as analysing the psychological impact of investigations and providing suggestions on best practice when managing an investigation.
In this excerpt, Gus discusses the communication aspects of an investigation and the reputational considerations at play. In particular, Gus urges a joined-up approach to advice in investigations, involving internal and external advisors and including Management, HR, Legal and specialist crisis PR.
Panellists: Elizabeth Prochaska, 11KBW (Chair); Merrill April, CM Murray LLP; Gus Sellitto, Byfield