Litigation Support

BGR Group offers crisis communications, digital reputation management, media management and government affairs assistance for legal challenges and investigative news reports.


If you or your company are facing rumors, misinformation, accusations or inquiries in the U.S. or abroad, that means bankers, compliance officers, reporters, business partners and customers are hearing only one side of the story. With deep connections in the intelligence and security communities and a strong media relations team comprised of former reporters, BGR’s Litigation Support Team can help you build your case and share it where it will have the most impact.


Media Management

BGR works across traditional and digital channels to make sure your story is told. BGR and BGR Public Relations offer full-service, cutting-edge litigation support and reputation management for clients who have pending or active legal proceedings. We are a resource for – and are often hired directly by – law firms. A primary battleground is Page 1 of Google search — today’s first impression. BGR can help build a successful strategy, create positive content, and craft a narrative that prominently elevates your story in online searches. We work in all phases of litigation – before, during and after formal proceedings — and help with rehabilitation and long-term reputation management.


Create authoritative and expert content that tells your story, including:

  • Work with highly-credentialed experts to produce op-eds, positive articles, interviews, statements and in-depth reports.
  • Videos produced by award-winning filmmakers, including interviews, documentaries and features.
  • Motion-graphic videos that simplify complicated issues.
  • Infographics for distribution to reporters and on social media.
  • Journalism-quality articles and news sites that tell the facts that are not being reported about your case.

Deploy the complete online toolbox to distribute and optimize your content, including:

  • The latest search engine optimization tactics to make sure your content is featured on Google-indexed sites and rises high in search rankings.
  • Mitigation and dilution of negative content in search results.
  • Relevant keyword ads atop Google Page 1, as well as social media ad campaigns. Creation and management of all online channels, including Medium, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Real-time media and social media monitoring and analytics that identifies influencers and areas of opportunity and acts as an early warning system against potential pitfalls.
  • Wikipedia maintenance.

Provide strategic earned-media opportunities, including:

  • Meetings and interviews with traditional and online journalists.
  • Handling incoming media inquiries, offering spokesperson services and contacting select reporters and editors.
  • Appearances on relevant television, radio and online broadcast outlets, including podcasts.
  • Media training.

Intelligence, Investigations and Security Unit

Former FBI agent Tom Locke and former CIA senior operations officer Dan Hoffman form the core of BGR’s Intelligence, Investigations and Security Unit. Whether it’s due diligence, a discreet investigation in the U.S. or abroad, or a unique security requirement anywhere in the world, Locke and Hoffman are the best in class. With decades of experience in domestic law-enforcement and overseas covert operations, they bring a unique combination of skills and relationships to help clients make better decisions, exercise caution, and proceed understanding the risks.

We provide expert advice and advocacy in dealings with the U.S. Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, the Treasury Department, and other U.S. and international law enforcement and intelligence agencies. We also help navigate the bureaucracies associated with law enforcement proceedings, investigations, civil actions, and other inquiries, and to perform corporate background checks, risk analyses, cyber awareness and due diligence on individuals and organizations. Both Locke and Hoffman maintain a worldwide network of security professionals on whom they can call to cooperate on complex projects.