Superstorm Sandy showed law firms how important it is to be prepared for the unexpected. Damage to facilities, lack of transportation, loss of power, and inability to access critical documents were all costly threats to firms’ productivity. Looking forward, not having inclusive, updated, and tested Business Continuity plans in place could mean attorneys and staff won’t have the support they need during future crises and recovery efforts.

Join a selection of America’s leading legal administrators as they share key steps every they have taken to protect their firms in a crisis during a webinar on Tuesday, April 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. Featured panelists will include:

Susan Mitchell – Business Continuity Manager, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, LLP
Susan Scattergood – Director of Operations, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP
John Hartnett – Director of Administration, Alston + Bird, LLP

The roundtable will be moderated by Armistead Whitney, CEO of Preparis, with topics focused on legal business continuity best practices including:

● Lessons learned from recent natural disasters including Superstorm Sandy
● Examples of business continuity and emergency preparedness plans in action
● Key steps every firm can take to protect its people, revenue and brand

● Roundtable discussion from panellists
● Q+A from attendees
● Questions can be submitted in advance to or via Twitter
● Materials will be emailed to attendees after the webinar
● Registrants will receive the 7 Steps to Preparedness checklist to help review their firm’s plans

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today.

About Our Panelists:

imgres-4Susan Mitchell – Since 2002, Mitchell has worked to develop and manage the emergency response and business continuity program at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, LLP. As a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Mitchell has become the subject matter expert on training the crisis team, incident response and continuity plan writing, crisis communication management, program exercises, and conducting vulnerability assessments to ensure the firm can continue its operations at WilmerHale’s 14 offices around the world.

url-11John Hartnett – As Director of Administration for the Charlotte office of Alston & Bird, Hartnett oversees all functions related to Human Resources, Finance, Budgeting, Facilities Management and Administrative Services for this 115 person location. Additionally, Hartnett handles the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity program for all ten of the firm’s offices throughout the country.

imgres-31Susan Scattergood – With more than 30 years of legal experience, Scattergood knows the importance of empowering each department and legal practice group to manage their critical functions and provide the resources for them to succeed in any emergency. As Director of Operations of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, Scattergood oversees the facilities and operations of the firm’s domestic offices and serves as the firm’s Business Continuity Executive. She is also the Communications Officer for the NYC Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators.
Preparis-Logo-2Armistead Whitney – As CEO of Preparis, Armistead Whitney leads the strategic direction for his organization with a passion for helping businesses prepare for any 21st century threat. He was inspired to start Preparis following his experiences in New York City during 9/11 where he saw firsthand the inability for companies to protect their people, operations, revenue and brand during a crisis event. He’s since become a subject-matter expert in emergency notification, training crisis teams, and best practices for business continuity planning. Preparis is proud to partner with several of America’s leading Top 100 law firms on their business continuity programs including Alston + Bird, Fried Frank and WilmerHale.