May 31, 2012

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass Camp Hill, PA 17011

A lawyer to his client: "First, deny everything. If that doesn't work…"  

When responding to a crisis or lawsuit, attorneys may have a different perspective than public relations professionals. An otherwise appropriate public relations plan may conflict with legal concerns over privilege, admissions, and comparative liability. Devin will address how attorneys and PR professionals can work together to advance a client's interests, and how a public relations plan can be integrated successfully with a litigation strategy.

Speaker - Devin Chwastyk is an attorney in the Litigation Group of McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC, and a member of the firm. Devin represents Central Pennsylvania companies and municipalities in complex litigation matters, including, currently, representation of Dauphin County with regard to the City of Harrisburg's bankruptcy. In addition to business and commercial disputes, he focuses on constitutional and civil rights litigation. As part of that work, he regularly counsels private and government entities on avoiding or responding to claims by protestors and other aggrieved citizens.


Radisson Hotel Harrisburg                 

1150 Camp Hill Bypass                      
Camp Hill, PA 17011                           

5:30 p.m. Registration/Networking  

6:30 p.m. Dinner   
7:30-8:30 p.m. Program

Members/Students - $20

Guests - $30

Citrus & Herb Roasted Chicken Breast Marinated in Citrus Zest, Olive Oil and Fresh HerbsMixed Field Greens with Tomato, Cucumber, Black Olives, Croutons and Choice of Two Dressings; Chef’s selection of Potato, Rice or Pasta; Fresh Seasonal Vegetables; Freshly Baked Rolls with Sweet Creamery Butter, Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffees, and a Selection of Hot Teas; Chocolate Lava Cake

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, please RSVP by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 25 to Joan Nissley at (Subject line: PPRS RSVP). If paying by credit card, register online at www.pprs-hbg.orgNo shows will be billed if reservations are not cancelled 48 hours in advance.