Associate Nicolas O’Connor recently wrote an article for The Legal Intelligencer, “The Pitfalls of Litigating in the Court of Public Opinion.”
In situations where a case captures the public’s attention, attorneys face a challenging task of navigating the court of public opinion while maintaining professional conduct. As Mr. O’Connor points out, attorneys must understand the benefits of engaging with the public in high-profile matters while anticipating the potential risks of doing so.
“Press engagement allows individuals to set their own narrative,” Mr. O’Connor writes. “Individuals, corporations, and law enforcement may be sensitive to public perception, and these factors can help more effectively resolve a matter. But media engagement has unique and serious pitfalls.”
Read the full article here.