McClendon Hires Top PR Firm to Respond to “Stolen Data” Charge

Last week we told you about the silly lawsuit filed by Chesapeake Energy against its former co-founder and CEO Aubrey McClendon (see Chesapeake Energy Sues McClendon for Taking His Rolodex with Him). Chesapeake says McClendon took a bunch of data with him when he left and (gasp) used it to aggressively lease property in the Ohio Utica Shale. That is, they’re ticked that Aubrey continues to outclass them in every conceivable way. Did they think he’d just shrivel up and die after they tossed him out the door? Get real! Aubrey isn’t taking it lying down. This is a public relations battle as much as a court battle and in addition to having ace attorneys, Aubrey has hired one of the top PR firms in the country–Edleman–to respond to the Chesapeake lawsuit…

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