International Crisis Network names Jim Haggerty to Board



Zurich (November 19, 2019) — At its annual general meeting in Toronto, PRCG CEO Jim Haggerty was elected unanimously as a member of the board of The Crisis Protection Network (CPN). CPN is an exclusive association of crisis management professionals from more than a dozen cities around the world who share a commitment to excellence in crisis management and brand protection.

“We’re very pleased that Jim is joining the board of the Crisis Protection Network. He is not only a recognized expert in Litigation PR and crisis communication. He is also a longstanding member of the American Bar Association and an experienced networker who will help grow our membership even further and make CPN stronger,” said CPN President Rainer Westermann of Westermann Advisors in Munich. “CPN is dedicated to helping clients work quickly and effectively across different markets in challenging situations,” he added.

With counselors in more than a dozen cities worldwide, CPN is dedicated to helping clients work quickly and effectively across different markets in challenging situations.

Jim Haggerty first joined the Crisis Protection Network in 2015. PRCG Managing Director Thom Weidlich is also a member.

Organized under Swiss law, the Crisis Protection Network offers a range of reputation management services, planning, training and education. Members exchange business and best practices from locations across the globe. For PRCG, membership in the Crisis Protection Network provies clients with access to dozens of senior crisis communications professionals for its PRCG and PRCG | Sports brands.

In addition to PRCG locations New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles, the Crisis Protection Network currently has members in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Beijing, Chiasso, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Singapore, Toronto and Zurich. Comprehensive services are offered in three main categories – Advisory Services, Intelligence & Research and Training & Education.

“I’m honored to join the board of this network of professionals. CPN is not only valuable to us as a sounding board and knowledge exchange. It offers an international reach that our clients appreciate,” Haggerty said.

More information can be found on the Crisis Protection Network website:

About James F. Haggerty

Called “a powerhouse” of strategic communications in the prestigious international directory Chambers & Partners, James F. Haggerty is an attorney, author and consultant based in New York. He is CEO of PRCG | Haggerty LLC, an internationally-known public relations firm, and also developed, a software solution that brings crisis teams together and provides tools and resources for effective communications response.

Jim is the author of In the Court of Public Opinion: Winning Strategies for Litigation Communications (ABA Books)which was just released in a newly updated Third Edition in 2019. Since its original publication in 2003, In the Court of Public Opinion has been universally acclaimed as the leading book of effective communications response during litigation and other legal crises. Jim is also the author of Chief Crisis Officer: Structure and Leadership for Effective Communications Response (ABA Books, 2017), which was recently published in a paperback edition with a new Preface. Chief Crisis Officer has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Fortune and Entrepreneur magazines, among others.