Fallston Group Welcomes L. Content McLaughlin as Vice President and General Counsel

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Seasoned and decorated lawyer joins firm to deepen a growing crisis and issue management vertical

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I have trusted Content for years with both company and client-based business; her sharp analytical mind, coupled with her strong sense of judgment, blends well within our firm.

Bel Air-based crisis management and communications firm Fallston Group, LLC today announced the appointment of L. Content McLaughlin, J.D., LL.M., CEO as Vice President and General Counsel.

While serving in her new role as Vice President and General Counsel, McLaughlin will contribute immensely to leadership and strategic decisions within the firm’s specialty practice of helping organizations and brands prepare for, navigate through and recover from issues of sensitivity, adversity and crisis. McLaughlin brings nearly 25 years of legal experience, with an emphasis on resolving some of the most critical life issues individuals and businesses face. She also consults on many corporate matters, from formation and day-to-day issues, to governance and exit strategy.

“I have trusted Content for years with both company and client-based business; her sharp analytical mind, coupled with her strong sense of judgment, blends well within our firm” said Fallston Group Founder and Chief Executive Rob Weinhold. “Whether engaging large public companies or small business, our team is driven by helping people during life’s most critical times – it’s baked in our DNA. Content matches our culture perfectly and we are delighted to welcome her to our deeply experienced team.”

In addition to her extensive legal background, McLaughlin has broad experience in strategic planning in for-profit and nonprofit entities, and maintains an inherent aptitude for managing strategic communications and crisis issues. McLaughlin’s military background and knowledge of information security will play an integral role in Fallston Group’s safety and security vertical. While serving in her new role at Fallston Group, McLaughlin will maintain her niche practice which recently relocated to the Fallston Group office in Bel Air.

“Having worked with Fallston Group on a number of matters over the past few years, I have a deep respect for this growing, cutting edge business,” said McLaughlin. “I am excited to be an official part of the team and look forward to helping clients turn adversity into advantage.”

A decorated practitioner, McLaughlin has received countless legal and business awards. She was recently honored as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of corporate law for the fourth year in a row and has been named as a Rising Star by Maryland Super Lawyers for six straight years. McLaughlin has been named to The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence and was one of The Daily Record’s Leading Women. Her other recognitions include the Athena Award, honoring her for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

McLaughlin graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore, School of Law in 2004 and received her LL.M. from the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business in 2005. She received a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from University of Baltimore College of Liberal Arts in 2000 after completing an associate’s degree from Anne Arundel Community College. Prior to her formal higher education, McLaughlin served five years in the U.S. Navy, four of which she was a member of the Naval Security Group Activity in Anchorage, Alaska. McLaughlin graduated first in her class from basic training and first in her class from technical training in Pensacola, Florida.

McLaughlin is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Maryland. She serves on a number of local boards, including Network 2000, University of Baltimore Foundation, Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center, SARC, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and Army Alliance. McLaughlin resides in Harford County with her husband and young son.

Please direct all media and interview requests for Fallston Group to Josie Hankey at 410-420-2001 or by email at josie.hankey(at)fallstongroup.com.

About Fallston Group
Fallston Group is a highly trusted executive advisory firm that guides organizations in the critical areas of leadership, strategy and communications. Many clients refer to Fallston Group as their CRO – Chief Reputation Officer. Fallston Group’s core service verticals include (1) Crisis and Issue Management, (2) Strategic Communications and Media, (3) Safety and Security, and (4) Executive Training. Team members provide a blend of both executive and operational services while working shoulder to shoulder with leadership teams to achieve their unique goals. To learn more, visit http://www.fallstongroup.com.

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