Poston Communications is a full-service litigation communications, crisis management, public relations, and content firm focused on serving clients in highly regulated industries. The firm’s proven method for strategic communication includes a comprehensive suite of services to help our clients plan for and respond to high-stakes litigation and legal matters. Lawyer-owned and led by Dave Poston, the team boasts experience leading some of the world’s most respected organizations through all types and phases of litigation in addition to crisis and risk management.
Poston Communications is one of the few communications firms in the United States with the diverse experience and acumen to oversee litigation communications strategies for a wide range of headline-making disputes – from federal enforcement actions and whistleblower investigations to matters before the United States Supreme Court.
The firm understands the unique challenges of handling the public aspects of sensitive litigation. Its dedicated litigation support team works at the intersection of law and communication to command and control the narrative throughout the litigation timeline, and the firm is adept in navigating complex relationships across all audiences. This specialized experience allows Poston Communications to work effectively under the direction of corporate counsel and their outside law firms – including numerous Am Law 200 firms and trial boutiques alike. The firm is well-versed in ethical and other considerations related to attorney-client privilege, First Amendment issues in litigation and communication, and other top stakeholder concerns.
Poston Communications’ process for litigation support mirrors that of our crisis management strategies through all stages of litigation: plan, respond, advocate. With this mindset, the firm routinely exceeds clients’ expectations in effectively positioning them to emerge stronger from even the most contentious matters.
Crisis and Risk Management
Lawyers, CEOs, corporate communications leaders, risk managers and their insurance carriers alike entrust Poston Communications with their most sensitive and high stakes matters. The firm’s seasoned team brings a broad range of experience to develop comprehensive vulnerabilities assessments that inform current and future crisis management strategies and offer their clients a leading edge. At the direction of its clients’ legal counsel, Poston Communications develops thorough crisis communications plans, including objectives, strategies, tactics and key messages. The firm works to ensure its clients stay ahead of the curve through proactive strategic communication planning, effective response tactics, advanced media and communications training, and holistic business advice and counsel that extends through reputation recovery.
Poston Communications exemplifies excellence in communication with a senior-level team of diverse and highly experienced strategic communications professionals. Clients and the firm’s peers regard Poston Communications as one of the nation’s top public relations firms. In 2020, Poston Communications CEO, General Counsel and Co-Managing Partner Dave Poston was named Public Relations Professional of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Poston Communications works with law firms of all sizes – from several Am Law 200 firms to mid-size and small firms – in developing integrated public relations programs and campaigns. The firm routinely places client thought leadership in top-tier media outlets, drawing on long-standing relationships with journalists in nearly every field.
Poston Communications believes sharing your knowledge builds relationships and establishes clients as thought leaders in their target markets. Timely, well-written client alerts, bylined articles, blog posts, videos and podcasts sends the message that our clients can provide wise, pertinent and industry-leading counsel. The firm’s experienced writers and editors specialise in telling our clients’ stories in ways that distinguish their practice from the competition. Poston Communications is highly regarded for its newsroom model, offering clients unrivaled access to leading editors, writers, copy editors and proofreaders who take assignments from law firms, conduct research, interview lawyers and deliver finished content for multi-channel distribution. The firm also offers complete production services - from initial concept to distribution - for podcasts and videos.