Guiding Affluent Families Through Unexpected Crises

We are excited to be joined by Greg Henning in today’s episode. Greg has worked in the District Attorneys’ office and has had an outstanding educational career. He was also a member of the Homicide Response Team and Chief of the Gang Unit. Now, he runs a very different company at Henning Strategies and works on crisis management and legal strategies for people who are in trouble. Talk about an impressive resume! In this episode, Greg discusses the kind of services his firm offers under the Critical Incident niche, avoiding critical incidents, the art of public apology, and what he has learned throughout his career.

In This Episode:

  • [01:43] Meet Greg Henning and how his career as a prosecutor inspired him to put up his firm.
  • [03:00] Definition and examples of Critical Incidents.
  • [06:37] Greg shares what is unique when it comes to the demographic of affluent individuals and critical incidents.
  • [09:00] Letting clients understand the implications and permanency of the internet.
  • [16:37] The art of public apology.
  • [18:41] Greg shares what he has learned throughout his career.
  • [25:27] Greg offers some advice for professionals or family members experiencing critical crises or incidents.


Key Takeaways:

  • Critical Incidents span the spectrum of personal issues, company issues, mental health, safety, well-being issues, and homicide response.
  • Affluent individuals have additional issues that a typical person may not which makes them a bigger target.
  • Understanding that there are implications and crafting something that can address media inquiry while not getting your client in legal hot water are both critical steps to a public apology.
  • Each city, community, or neighborhood is different. Plan out your case, your strategy, your investigation, and think in a diversified way because it’s not one size fits all.
  • Think about legal and financial security as insurance rather than rapid response.

 

Meet Greg Henning:

Greg is the principal and founder of Henning Strategies, a law firm that combines investigations and defense work with public relations and reputation management. Henning Strategies specializes in the discrete handling of sensitive matters for high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and corporations.

Before opening his firm, Greg served as a prosecutor in Boston for nearly a dozen years, investigating and trying complex cases. A former candidate for office and advisor to political campaigns, Greg’s background in law enforcement, the political arena, and media provide him with a special skill set to advise affluent clients and their families during times of crisis.

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