Pete Wentz, executive director of APCO’s Chicago office, provides clients with expertise in corporate reputation, crisis, financial and litigation communication and strategic planning.
Mr. Wentz has provided crisis and litigation communication for a number of clients, including a major financial services firm, a leading book retailer, an influential trade association and leading energy company. He also has extensive experience working with colleges and universities in crisis situations.
His most recent projects have including representing clients facing regulatory and reputational challenges from the Administration, litigation between major companies and product recalls. He has also worked with clients on labor and employment issues, including union organizing campaigns, sexual harassment and employee layoffs and terminations of senior executives. He has provided merger and acquisition communications counseling to a number of companies, including United Airlines in its merger with Continental Airlines, particularly directed towards employees, customers and other key audiences.
A lawyer by training, Mr. Wentz is a former general counsel for a Fortune 500 consumer products company. In that capacity, he was involved in a variety of crisis-related situations ranging from product recalls to product boycotts to litigation communications over a wide variety of issues, including antitrust and employment discrimination.