Gerson Lehrman Group: Managing Risks

Posted: 2 Mar 2012

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Boris Groysberg

Harvard Business School

Paul M. Healy

Harvard Business School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Sarah Abbott

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Date Written: January 24, 2012

Abstract

It was June 2011 and Alexander Saint-Amand, President and CEO of Gerson Lehrman Group, the largest expert network firm globally, has found his firm once again in the midst of controversy. This controversy centered around a number of insider trading cases that had been brought against consultants working for competing expert network firms. While GLG was in no way implicated in these cases, and GLG had invested significantly in its compliance policies and controls in order to prevent the mishandling of public information, the entire industry was being impacted. Saint-Amand is faced with the challenge of deciding how best to handle this crisis.

Learning Objective: To provide insight into the handling of a business crisis situation; discussion of challenges faced by an emerging, high-growth industry.

Suggested Citation

Groysberg, Boris and Healy, Paul M. and Abbott, Sarah, Gerson Lehrman Group: Managing Risks (January 24, 2012). Harvard Business School Organizational Behavior Unit Case No. 412-004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2014258

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