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Lanny Davis Is Latest BigLaw Lawyer to Form His Own Firm


Add another lawyer to the growing tally of seasoned BigLaw attorneys who are moving to smaller firms.

Lanny Davis, a well-known lawyer in the nation’s capital who formerly worked as special counsel to President Bill Clinton, is leaving McDermott Will & Emery to form his own partnership, reports the DealBook blog of the New York Times.

Lanny J. Davis & Associates will focus its practice on Davis’ longtime area of expertise—general litigation, media crisis management and public policy.

“I am excited by this opportunity to offer multidiscipline, solution-oriented legal-media-legislative strategies services to U.S. and international clients,” he says in a written statement. “I especially look forward to working with not only McDermott attorneys and clients, but also, with other attorneys and law firms on high-profile litigation and regulatory matters.”

Additional and related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “‘No Comment’ Is No Good, Says New Legal Crisis Management Blog”

Above the Law: “Musical Chairs: Lanny Davis Out at McDermott Already?”

Am Law Daily: “Lanny Davis Leaves McDermott, But Not the Building”

Blog of Legal Times: “Lanny Davis to Set Up His Own Shop”

Last updated at 6:25 p.m. to link to additional coverage.


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