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Episode #30: What It's Like Arguing Before the Supreme Court, What Companies Must Do to Prepare for a PR Crisis, Jeffrey Epstein and Glenn Greenwald
2nd November 2020 • Talking Shop Podcast • Cam MacMurchy and Ewan Christie
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We welcomed special guest Allyson Lee to the PR & Law Podcast this week to talk about her case, which was heard before the Supreme Court of Canada. Very few cases make it that far, so Lee's experience is more rare than you'd think. She walked us through it, from strange book binding to the feeling of directly addressing the seven justices. Lee won the case, which set an important precedent that companies are going to have to contend with, too.

Then we look at how to prepare your company for a PR crisis in a year that feels like one big never-ending crisis. Rushing to put out fires is common, but it's always wiser to prevent them before they ignite. We discuss five key points for companies and PR teams to consider.

Plus: online services to track journalists and media outlets, a doozy of a story on Jeffrey Epstein, and Glenn Greenwald's tantrum.

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Ewan Christie is an employment lawyer and partner at Duntrune LLP in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cam MacMurchy is a corporate communications executive with a multinational technology company listed in Hong Kong and curator of the Digital Bits PR and Communications newsletter. He also contributes to Apple news website 9to5Mac and shares his thoughts on PR, media, travel, and technology on his website.