What Do You Do When Things Go Boom: Lawyer Crisis Management

Legal Area:        Business Corporate Criminal Civil Litigation Trial
Session END DATE:        12/31/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.00
Ethics Hrs Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Information:        ONLY $10

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

You, as a lawyer, should be the first call your client makes when served with an FBI search warrant ... in the event that their facility explodes, they have a major suspicious fire, they experience a tragic event like a mass shooting or some other unexpected crisis suddenly puts them in the national news. Do you have any idea what to do?  This course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on April 22, 2022.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • You Have a Crisis on Your Hands, What’s Your First Move?

  • Initial Response: The Best (and Worst) Things for a Company to Say

  • Law Enforcement’s Priority / What Is and Is Not Shared

  • Disclosure Requirements for Public Companies with Board of Directors

  • Cyber Breaches: When Should You Call the FBI?

  • The Best (and Worst) Things for a Company to Do

  • Speaker:

    Ryan Patrick, Partner with Haynes and Boone, LLP.

    U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas, 2018-2021;  Judge, 177th District Court, 2012-2016;  Assistant District Attorney (Harris County), 2006-2012.   Ryan Patrick focuses on white collar criminal defense and government investigations, leveraging his experience as a state and federal prosecutor and state district judge. Ryan served as the 23rd presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas from 2018-2021, overseeing the busiest criminal dockets in the country. During his time as U.S. Attorney, prosecutors in his office charged nearly 25,000 defendants in almost 22,000 cases, consistently ranking as the top district nationally in overall criminal prosecutions and criminal appeals.

    Ryan has handled a broad array of white-collar cases as a state and federal prosecutor, including False Claims Act, Qui Tam, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and money laundering investigations involving foreign actors, public officials and corporate defendants in the banking, biotech, energy, healthcare and space industries. Ryan began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County. He later served as Judge of the 177th state district court in Houston from 2012-2016. Ryan has extensive experience in the courtroom as the lead lawyer in over 60 jury trials and has presented oral arguments before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. As a judge, Ryan presided over more than 100 jury trials.  More information may be found on his firm's website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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