Allan Dunlavy

Partner, New York

Allan provides crisis management and strategic reputation and privacy advice to international businesses, individuals and senior management. Allan is based in New York and has a wealth of experience managing and responding to a wide range of high-profile and complex crisis situations, including cyber-attacks, hostile campaigns, extortion, data breaches and privacy threats. Allan’s background as a commercial, media, privacy and Intellectual Property litigator enables him to counsel clients on international reputation and privacy matters from a knowledgeable and uniquely innovative perspective. Allan is an experienced problem solver who specialises in harnessing the power of Schillings’ multi-disciplinary teams to work with clients to identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risks to reputation, privacy and confidential information. Allan has developed and led substantial transformational strategies and counselled clients to overcome the effects of a crisis. “Our unique multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving allows us to help clients resolve immediate pressing concerns and develop and implement comprehensive long term solutions and strategies to mitigate business critical issues. Wherever you are in the World, whatever the source of the crisis, we can help you to navigate the fall out” – Allan Dunlavy, Partner at Schillings.

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Content by Allan


A reckoning for the paparazzi and tabloid media

Following the launch of The New York Times documentary in the US 'Framing Britney Spears', Allan Dunlavy shares his thoughts on why thi...

15 February 2021

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Social media companies are acting like publishers, so they should expect to be regulated like one

Are Social Media and Big Tech companies platforms or publishers? Allan Dunlavy and Rachel Atkins share their thoughts.

8 February 2021

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Take control: why managing your digital reputation has more in common with your financial portfolio than you think

"It's time we started thinking about, and treating, digital assets on a par with our financial portfolios" Allan Dunlavy explains how t...

21 December 2020

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The real value of Online Reputation Management

Too often Online Reputation Management is viewed as no more than an exercise in beautifying the first page of Google search results. Bu...

26 October 2020

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Does Cancel Culture need to be cancelled?

Cancel Culture. What is it and what is it not? Allan Dunlavy takes a look at the phrase that provokes fear and celebration in equal mea...

13 October 2020

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What Could Happen to Facebook Under a Joe Biden Presidency, and Should Zuckerberg Be Worried?

Speaking to Newsweek, Allan Dunlavy talks Joe Biden versus Facebook, why social media self-governance hasn’t worked, and why changing f...

6 October 2020

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When sorry seems to be the hardest word

In part 2 of his series on the reputational consequences of business decisions made in the current crisis, Schillings partner Allan Dun...

24 April 2020

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Why you’re currently making the most important business decisions of your life

In this first article of a two-part series, Schillings Partner, Allan Dunlavy, examines the reputational consequences of decisions made...

16 April 2020

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Schillings Shortlisted: Family Wealth Report Awards

Schillings shortlisted for cyber security and leading individual

12 December 2017

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