ESG Watch: Crisis Management Beyond COVID-19

April 26, 2021



Cleary Gottlieb partners Alexis Collins and Jonathan Kolodner participated in ESG Watch: Crisis Management Beyond COVID-19.

The discussion focused on successful ways companies are navigating crises beyond COVID-19. Panelists discussed how to:

  • Prepare for a crisis, including creating crisis management plans that you actually use.
  • Make decisions during a crisis with limited and imperfect information.
  • Appropriately engage the board during a crisis.
  • Continue to manage your businesses while a crisis is underway.
  • Avoid making a crisis even worse and, when possible, turn a crisis into an opportunity.
  • Capture and institutionalize the lessons learned from the crisis, so you’re more prepared for the next one.


  • Alexis Collins, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb
  • Jonathan Kolodner, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb
  • Janet Langford Carrig, Senior Vice President Legal, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of ConocoPhillips (retired), Director, EQT Corporation; Director, Whiting Petroleum Corporation
  • Paul Washington, Executive Director, The Conference Board ESG (Moderator)

The ESG Watch series is hosted by Cleary and The Conference Board ESG Center.

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