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Kivvit’s Tracy Schmaler Shares Crisis Expertise on Venable Panel

Kivvit’s Tracy Schmaler Shares Crisis Expertise on Venable Panel

Last week, DC Managing Director Tracy Schmaler spoke at a Venable LLP event on key strategies for nonprofits during crisis situations. Alongside Venable panelists, Tracy gave her insights on how to prepare for and respond effectively to high-stakes legal circumstances. Tracy emphasized the importance of creating a core response team to assist with the decision-making process.

Last week, DC Managing Director Tracy Schmaler spoke at a Venable LLP event on key strategies for nonprofits during crisis situations. Alongside Venable panelists, Tracy gave her insights on how to prepare for and respond effectively to high-stakes legal circumstances. Tracy emphasized the importance of creating a core response team to assist with the decision-making process.

Other key advice from Tracy included:

When in crisis, “there is a way to position yourself as a responsible and cooperative actor.” 

“Sometimes you have to monitor and watch what the fallout is before acting too quickly.”

The panel covered the proven strategies for interacting with investigators if your non-profit is under investigation. Tactics include the art of negotiating the scope of the inquiry and preserving and properly utilizing attorney-client privilege.

See below to watch the full recap: