Nation’s First Legal Crisis Concierge Launches for Athletes and Entertainers

ESQ365® membership to provide 24/7 access to legal counsel and crisis management experts across the U.S.

ATLANTA, GA – May 10, 2012 – Today Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP (Lewis Brisbois) announced the launch of ESQ365®, the nation’s first full-service legal crisis concierge. The service specializes in crisis management and legal services for businesses, athletes, entertainers and other high-profile individuals. Membership offers 24/7 access to ESQ365’s team of legal and communications experts who specialize in crisis prevention, preparedness and response to sensitive matters.

The brainchild of Leron E. Rogers, a Partner in the Lewis Brisbois Sports and Entertainment & IP practice groups, ESQ365 was established to help professionals such as agents, attorneys and private bankers protect their clients’ assets. In addition to legal guidance, the service offers financial risk analysis and remedy, press management and entrée to Lewis Brisbois’ roster of more than 800 attorneys across the U.S.    

“Our goal is to develop long-term relationships with trusted advisors by proactively safeguarding their clients’ fame and fortune,” said Rogers. “ESQ365’s network has a proven record of quickly and confidentially resolving high-profile legal matters. We’re fulfilling a need that has long been ignored.”

ESQ365 specializes in handling high-profile crisis issues ranging from potentially brand-damaging crisis situations to complex business matters, as well as exceptional situations such as extortion or dealing with a stalker. In addition to minimizing risk to real and personal property via legal recourse, the team is also adept at executing strategies to protect the client’s brand equity, which can influence endorsements and future earning potential.

In addition to protecting a client’s brand in the public domain, ESQ365 provides crisis legal counsel in the following areas:

  • Business Disputes
  • Investments
  • Criminal defense coordination
  • High profile situations

A sports and entertainment law veteran, Rogers understands that the media – both traditional and digital — can impact virtually every case and thus integrates publicity into the ESQ365 service. Staff includes executives with both corporate and agency experience, including former senior executives of Fortune 500 companies and the world’s top PR firms.

“You usually can’t anticipate a crisis, but it is naïve for celebrities and successful business owners to think it’ll never happen to them,” Rogers added. “With the Internet, social media and the public’s insatiable appetite for celebrity news, having a seasoned and well-connected team in place before a crisis strikes is now more important than ever. From the high-profile client to the professionals who manage her business, ESQ365 can help everyone sleep better at night.”

For more information about ESQ365 contact Leron E. Rogers at 404.348.8585 or lrogers@lbbslaw.com.

About Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP is a national law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices located in Atlanta, Beaumont, Charleston (WV), Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Lafayette, Los Angeles, Newark, New Orleans, New York, Orange County, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa and Tucson. In 2010, the firm was ranked the 40th largest law firm in the nation by the National Law Journal, and the third largest law firm in the State of California by California Lawyer. In 2011 the firm was also ranked #3 in the nation for its diversity by Multicultural Law Magazine and #5 in the nation by American Lawyer Media in its Diversity Scorecard. For more information visit lbbslaw.com.

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