Social Media Blog, Business First – by Matt Chandler, 4.25.13
As I prepared for my interview with former White House Special Counsel Lanny Davis, I had a burning question on my mind, though it had little connection to his planned trip to Buffalo next week to promote his new book, “Crisis Tales.”
Davis is an attorney who has built a career as the go-to guy when things get ugly — a crisis manager. It’s a reputation that he solidified when he was brought in to the West Wing back in the 1990’s to act as the fireman for the White House and his longtime friend Bill Clinton.
Lanny J. Davis’ Group Named To Offer Crisis Expertise With Protection of Attorney Client Privilege
Hamilton, Bermuda, April 18, 2013 – IronPro, the U.S. professional and management liability unit of Ironshore Inc., has introduced an insurance program to provide insureds with coverage for crisis events that pose potential public image risks. The product, “Ironshore CrisisShield,” provides insureds with coverage for professional service expenses relating to the development of response strategies that will potentially mitigate adverse reputation consequences of certain specified risk events.
CrisisShield is available by endorsement to IronPro insureds and covers pre- and post- crisis management event costs incurred by these services. Lanny J. Davis, former White House Special Counsel, and Mercedes Colwin, a managing partner for Gordon Rees, a national law firm, will deliver these professional services.
Lanny Davis has worn – and continues to wear – many hats.
In addition to serving as a contributor to Fox News and a commentator and analyst for MSNBC, CNN, CNBC and network TV news programs, Lanny is a lawyer, crisis manager, consultant and published author.
Lanny served as a special counsel to President Bill Clinton and spokesperson for the President and the White House. Later, he was appointed to the five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board by President George W. Bush. He also served three terms, from 1980 to 1992, on the Democratic National Committee’s Executive Committee and as chairman of the Eastern Region Caucus.
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Washington Post – by Erik Wemple, 1.18.13
The media savvy of Lanny Davis and Michael Steele continues resoundingly. Last June, the two Washington insiders launched Purple Nation Solutions, a “strategic communications and public affairs firm.” “Purple” means bipartisan, as in a melding of red and blue America, and the media craves this K Street appeal for aisle-crossing harmony. Cable news, accordingly, gave these Washington entrepreneurs a plush runway to talk about bringing the country together. It was great publicity.
More such exposure happened this morning at McCormick & Schmick’s on K Street NW. A breakfast-cum-panel discussion titled “The Media and Beltway Gridlock” addressed the evergreen question of why politicians in this town can’t get along. And just who would be the perfect guests for that topic? Lanny Davis and Michael Steele of Purple Nation Solutions.
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Leigh Sales, 11.7.12
LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Democrats are celebrating President Obama’s re-election after a rocky first term and hoping his second term will allow him to push through more of his agenda. I was joined a short time ago by a former advisor to President Clinton, Lanny Davis.
Lanny Davis, when Barack Obama got up to make that victory speech tonight, it was a moment that perhaps many Democrats feared they wouldn’t see after that difficult first term.
LANNY DAVIS, FORMER CLINTON ADVISOR: Well we certainly were somewhat pessimistic when we saw unemployment shoot up and not drop below eight per cent. But the last six months there’s been a shift in public opinion and at least a perception that things were getting better. As occurred in President Reagan’s first term after the recession of 1982, he actually had as his theme Morning in America while there was still a bad economy and I think Barack Obama got lucky as well as a very skilful campaign in order to build this victory tonight.
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CBS Sunday Morning – by Sharyl Attkisson, 10.07.12
(CBS News) Members of Congress are widely regarded as the nation’s shakers and movers. But behind them, unseen, are a powerful force of lobbyists shaping everything from the national dialogue to the actual laws Americans will have to follow. Sharyl Attkisson gives us a rare and exclusive peek behind the sometimes shadowy lobbyists’ curtain in Washington, D.C.:
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Mayors & Cities Magazine – by: Charles Fredeen, 7.24.12
Rarely does anyone talk to one another across the political divide that separates the House and Senate chambers. Yet, if this country is to move forward, there has to be an on-going dialogue between Republicans and Democrats to breach the toxic political chasm that exists in the country and between the parties. And now stepping up into the fray is a group of in-the-know individuals who think they might have the solution. It’s called the Purple Nation Solutions and maybe, just maybe, might offer some results. Yes, Republicans and Democrats coming to grips with the nation’s problems and trying, together, to come up with solutions. Unbelievable?
Purple Nation Solutions is a joint venture among former President Bill Clinton’s special White House counsel Lanny J. Davis; former Republican National Committee chairman and also a former Maryland Lieutenant Governor, Michael Steel; and Eleanor McManus, an Emmy award-winning professional who was senior producer on CNN’s “Larry King Live.”
Washingtonian Magazine - by: Carol Ross-Joynt, 6/1/2012
Do you remember DSK? Of course you do. The trials and tribulations of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former head of the IMF, are a scandal story that keep on giving. Last week marked a year since he was arrested after a maid at New York’s Sofitel hotel, Nafissatou Diallo, claimed Strauss-Kahn raped her in his hotel suite. That arrest dashed any hopes he had of becoming a presidential candidate in France.
U.S. News – by: Elizabeth Flock, 6/1/2012
Lanny Davis has had clients as varied as Bill Clinton, Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder, and Martha Stewart. His political connections include George W. Bush, a Yale fraternity brother, who once helped him score a ride aboard Air Force One.
Philadelphia Inquirer - by: Chris Mondics, 3/5/2012
Lanny Davis, a longtime spokesman for prominent Washington Democrats, has affiliated with the Center City law firm of Dilworth Paxson L.L.P. and will practice out of the firm’s Washington office, where he will focus on “legal crisis management,” the firm announced.
Press Release - Written By: Dilworth Paxson LLP, 3/5/2012
Dilworth Paxson LLP today announced that Lanny J. Davis has joined the firm as Special Counsel in the Washington D.C. office, bringing to the firm his unique “legal crisis management” practice, combining law, media, and politics.
The Daily Beast – by: John Solomon, 3/5/2012
The theater-style, fluorescent-lit classroom at Harvard University’s law school was virtually silent on a crisp fall afternoon. And why not? It’s not every day that law students get the chance to see one of America’s most famous defense lawyers assume the role of prosecutor.
LeFigaro in Paris – by: Adele Smith, 2/6/2012
Ambition, amour-propre, arrogance: dans un livre captivant à paraître mardi sur les dessous de l’affaire DSK, le journaliste d’investigation américain John Solomon raconte comment les principaux personnages se sont laissé dépasser par ce drame hors mesure. Son enquête très étayée montre qu’un procès pénal aurait dû avoir lieu, même s’il serait impossible d’en préjuger l’issue finale. L’ancien journaliste de Newsweek expose les erreurs commises au fil de l’histoire par les uns et les autres, en particulier l’équipe du procureur Cyrus Vance. John Solomon a eu accès aux courriels échangés entre les procureurs et l’avocat de la femme de chambre, Kenneth Thompson, ainsi qu’à l’enquête menée par le très discret avocat du Sofitel, Lanny Davis.
The Daily Caller – Written By: Matthew Boyle, 12/6/2011
Democratic lawyer–lobbyist Lanny Davis, who served as a special counsel to former President Bill Clinton, told The Daily Caller that he thinks the calls for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over Operation Fast and Furious are “ludicrous and partisan.”
American Lawyer – by: D.M. Levine, 11/2011
Lanny Davis is racing down K Street on a swelter-ing day in early August—late for an interview at ABC News. That line, the one about how D.C.-is-worse-today-than-he’s-ever-seen-it-before, is his main talking point of the moment; it’s an idea he first tested out in a column for The Hill the day before and a point he went on to make almost verbatim on his ABC World News appearance, later that day as a guest on MSNBC, to this reporter in his car, and even to an old acquaintance he hap-pened to run into.
Legal Business – US Profile, 10/2009
The career of Lanny Davis, a Washington, DC-based disputes partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, has been anything but ordinary.
The Hill – by: Bob Cusack, 1/20/2004
In CNN’s green room during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Lanny Davis approached Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and held out his hand. But McCain refused to shake it.