Harlan Loeb

Senior Counselor, Chicago

hloeb@prcg.com 312.847.4948

“When brands have a crisis, they call the Winston Wolfe of public relations, Harlan Loeb.”


hloeb@prcg.com 312.847.4948

When brands have a crisis, they call the Winston Wolfe of public relations, Harlan Loeb.


    Harlan Loeb is a widely recognized expert and senior advisor to boards and executive leadership teams on high profile organizational risk, reputation risk resilience, crisis management, complex litigation, corporate transformation, government investigations, and public affairs.

    An attorney by training, Harlan served for more than a decade as the Global Practice Chair, Crisis & Reputation Risk at Edelman PR, the largest public relations firm in the world. He has also served in senior capacities at FTI Consulting and Hill & Knowlton, among other prominent firms. He has also served as regional counsel to the ADL.

    Over the past 23 years, Harlan has led client engagements with exceptional outcomes for more than 70 clients across a range of industries, including global financial services, manufacturing, transportation, technology and healthcare. He has managed numerous cyber security events, Federal Corrupt Practices Act litigation strategy for the largest retailer in the United States, complex restructuring events, and executive leadership teams risk resilience audits.

    Harlan has been ranked by Law Dragon and Chambers and Partners as one of the top strategic communications professionals in the United States. A graduate of Vassar College and the University of Minnesota Law School, Harlan is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Wisconsin, and teaches “Crisis & The Court of Public Opinion,” as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University’s Pritzker Law School.