James F. Haggerty to Release New Book, This Fall

NEW YORK, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ James F. Haggerty, attorney, communications consultant, and CEO of the public relations firm PRCG/Haggerty LLC, today announced he has reached an agreement with Ankerwycke Books to publish his new book, Chief Crisis Officer, a critical look at the systems, technology, and leadership needed for the modern practice of crisis communications.

Written for business executives, public relations professionals, high-profile individuals and lawyers, Chief Crisis Officer will argue that every company and organization needs to identify a key individual who will take the lead in preparing for crisis communications response, as well as responding effectively when the inevitable crisis hits. With a lively mix of real-life examples, anecdotes, and practical strategies, Chief Crisis Officer will break down various forms of crisis and provide both a strategic approach and proper tools to enable the Chief Crisis Officer to assemble his or her team quickly, and respond effectively and efficiently when negative issues threaten to damage the reputation and credibility of businesses, organizations or individuals.

The book will also feature analysis of a handful of high-profile cases that have made news in recent years, including the Target data breach, General Motors' crisis over faulty ignition switches and the BP oil spill. Haggerty will also feature several cases that his firm has been involved with, where effective response has made the difference between a crisis that is managed and one that quickly spins out of control.

A well-known attorney and communications consultant, Haggerty is the author of In The Court of Public Opinion: Winning Strategies for Litigation Communications, which was first published in 2003 by John Wiley & Sons, and published in a second edition by the American Bar Association in 2009. In The Court of Public Opinion was the first business trade book to examine the interplay of media, public relations, and public perception during litigation. It was named one ofthe Top 10 PR Books of the year by The Holmes Report, while Financial Times called it "the perfect handbook for this age..." In The Court of Public Opinion was positively featured in publications that include The Wall Street Journal, the Boston Herald, PR Week, O'Dwyer's, PR Report, and the (New York) Daily News.

Haggerty is also a columnist forAmerican Lawyer's Corporate Counselmagazine. In that role, he has been twice nominated for a Neal Award, considered "the most prestigious editorial award in business-to-business journalism." He is the only full-time public relations professional ever to be honored in such a manner.

About Ankerwycke Books

Ankerwycke is a new trade-book publishing imprint created in 2014 by the American Bar Association, a leading publisher of legal trade books. The Ankerwycke imprint is geared toward a broader consumer and business market. With history, true crime, legal fiction, and guides to current legal, business, and public-policy issues, Ankerwycke is a contemporary and innovative line of books for everyone, from a trusted and recognized publishing authority.

About PRCG/Haggerty LLC

PRCG/Haggerty LLC (formerly The PR Consulting Group) has been a leader in managing communications during complex crisis, litigation, and other "sensitive" issues for more than 20 years. With experts in legal issues, media relations, crisis response and public affairs, PRCG brings a depth of critical understanding and a breadth of resources and experience advising corporate, nonprofit and individual clients.

More information about PRCG/Haggerty LLC can be found at prcg.com.


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