Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2011 (Revised January 2012)

Gerson Lehrman Group: Managing Risks

by Boris Groysberg, Paul Healy and Sarah L. Abbott


It was June 2011 and Alexander Saint-Amand, President and CEO of Gerson Lehrman Group, the largest expert network firm globally, has found his firm once again in the midst of controversy. This controversy centered around a number of insider trading cases that had been brought against consultants working for competing expert network firms. While GLG was in no way implicated in these cases, and GLG had invested significantly in its compliance policies and controls in order to prevent the mishandling of public information, the entire industry was being impacted. Saint-Amand is faced with the challenge of deciding how best to handle this crisis.

Keywords: Risk Management;


Groysberg, Boris, Paul Healy, and Sarah L. Abbott. "Gerson Lehrman Group: Managing Risks." Harvard Business School Case 412-004, September 2011. (Revised January 2012.)