Terry Fahn specializes in strategic communications, litigation support, crisis and reputation management. He joined Sitrick And Company in 2000 after working as a litigation attorney. During his tenure at Sitrick he has worked on complex crisis, litigation and business matters representing and advising clients that include publicly traded and private businesses, non-profit organizations, corporate executives, governmental entities, lawyers and law firms, private equity firms, high-profile celebrities, performers and professional athletes. He has also worked with several national retailers, apparel companies, municipalities and government officials on a variety of public relations issues.
Mr. Fahn previously served as a Senior Vice President at Dick Clark Productions where he oversaw corporate communications and public relations for the American Music Awards, Dick Clark’s New Years’ Rockin’ Eve, the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards. Prior to joining Sitrick And Company he was a litigation attorney at Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro, LLP.
Mr. Fahn has been a featured speaker and panelist on crisis management and public relations issues, including at the American Bar Association Forum on Sports and Entertainment; the Public Relations Society of America – LA and the Santa Clara University Institute of Sports Law and Ethics.
Mr. Fahn is a member of the Sitrick And Company Management Committee and a member of the California State Bar. He holds a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law and a BA in Communications from the University of Denver.
The Ringer consults with public relations experts, including Sitrick And Company senior executive Terry Fahn, on how they would advise the fictional Roy family of HBO’s Succession on their personal and public crises.
We have found that with few exceptions, the best crisis communications strategies include taking control of the narrative. During a crisis, the initial communication can and often does set the tone for what follows.