Crisis & Risk Management

Stikeman Elliott’s crisis and risk management team delivers triaged expertise to a potential crisis situation in which hard-earned reputations are at stake. We bring productive and long-standing relationships with regulators and key decision-makers to our clients’ arsenal. What’s more, we know if an action taken by a regulator is routine, or if it’s the first step in something more complicated. Boards, special committees, and senior management rely on our team of experts to guide them through complex crisis situations and provide tailored recommendations on the best course of action. Members of our team are equally comfortable taking the lead of a multi-disciplinary crisis response team, or working to supplement the efforts of a client's existing business or public relations consultant.

Stikeman Elliott has particular expertise in developing and executing crisis and risk management strategies that pro-actively mitigate our clients’ risk exposure and effectively address the consequences of risks that cannot be eliminated. We provide comprehensive support for our clients’ compliance functions and are highly experienced in the development and management of compliance programs and crisis response plans.

Our litigators and other practitioners have significant experience conducting internal investigations as well as managing regulatory inquiries and enforcement actions, working effectively with prosecuting authorities in a variety of jurisdictions to protect our clients’ interests. Leveraging our international experience and office network we can support clients with their extra-jurisdictional compliance efforts or when negotiating with foreign regulators.

Our Expertise

  • Anti-corruption and bribery
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Audits and compliance reviews
  • Corporate misconduct
  • Corporate policies and best practices
  • Disclosure requirements
  • Document management
  • Employee fraud/misappropriation
  • Enforcement actions
  • External investigations
  • Internal investigations
  • Financial misstatements
  • Insider trading
  • Mareva injunctions
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Product recall
  • Regulatory inquiries
  • Responses to requests for information
  • Shareholder activism
  • Tax and accounting fraud
  • Training
  • Whistleblower complaints