General Counsel are very often the first point of call for responding to a crisis. They need to be nimble in their response; effective in their leadership; and strategic in their advice to c-suite and stakeholders. These elements provide the ingredients to success. They are vital to influencing the decision-making process and successfully navigating the business through difficult times. Achieving this can further demonstrate the legal team's value to the business a strategic partner and therefore drive future buy in for your future initiatives.