Bryan Cave LLP Establishes International Risk Management Team

Thursday, January 1, 2004 - 01:00

Breaking the mold of traditional law firm services, Bryan Cave LLP has formed an international Risk Management Team, drawing on the talents of 50 lawyers in nine offices throughout the firm to counsel clients in risk retention and risk transfer techniques.

Bryan Cave says it believes that many clients are not sufficiently protected by their insurance and other risk management vehicles. Organizations large and small risk corporate fraud, exploitation of intellectual property rights, breach of corporate governance codes and dependence on technology systems. Clients are having a hard time understanding whether their financial and corporate approach to risk management makes sense and is cost effective.

Bryan Cave's Risk Management Team will identify and evaluate the risk each organization faces and prepare a critical analysis of how efficiently the current risk management strategy is working and how that strategy fits within the organization's current business plan. Among questions asked are which risks have been covered, which have been covered using an inadequate or expensive plan and what the tax implications are of a change in approach. The team then goes about formulating an extensive plan of design to properly and uniquely address each business' situation.

For more information on Bryan Cave's new Risk Management Team, contact Steven Blair in London at 44 20 7246 5912 or, Mark Bunim in New York at (212) 541-1074 or, Bruce Oetter in St. Louis at (314) 259-2336 or, or Paul Weil in St. Louis at (314) 259-2311 or

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