Bank of America Preparing for WikiLeaks ? – Blogs and Trial by Media

This WSJ Deal Blog article provides an insightful account of Bank of America buying up predictable web site names that could be used to vilify various officers and senior executives. One assumes this recent flurry of activity implicitly confirms that Wikileaks will indeed be releasing Bank of America documents which may further expose various misdeeds at the bank.

The names being purchased are not hard to imagine. For example:


The point ? Bad press matters. Winning litigation wars requires significant attention to media. And, there are many consultants who can help any side win the war.


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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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