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July 29, 2020
Yvette Austin Smith Discusses Bankruptcy and Leadership During COVID-19 on Heidrick & Struggles Leadership Podcast

Brattle Principal Yvette Austin Smith was a guest on the Heidrick & Struggles Leadership Podcast “Transparency, accountability, humility: Guiding your company through a successful restructuring.” The podcast focused on leadership skills to navigate companies through disruptions resulting from both the threat of bankruptcy and the current civil unrest.

Many firms and industries that were struggling prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those that are newly struggling and likely to rebound post-pandemic, are facing the possibility of bankruptcy and restructuring. The consequences of failed M&A and financing transactions are requiring leadership teams to react quickly and decisively.   Based on examples from her own experiences as a bankruptcy expert and board member, Ms. Austin Smith advises leaders to focus on “transparency, accountability, and humility.”

The full podcast is available on the Heidrick & Struggles website.