Lanny Davis opens a new law firm at an age when many practitioners retire

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At age 70, many lawyers are thinking about retirement, if they haven’t already closed down their law practices.

Lanny Davis is opening a new law firm, the Am Law Daily (sub. req.) reports.

Davis, awell-known Washington, D.C., practitioner and friend of Hillary Clinton whose expertise includes not only the law but experience in politics and public relations, is establishing Davis Goldberg & Galper with two former colleagues at both Patton Boggs and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where Davis spent a combined total of nearly 35 years.

The new firm does mean Davis won’t be a sole practitioner any more, which he welcomes—he was too busy to keep trying to do everything on his own, he tells the legal publication.

In addition to the law firm, Davis is also establishing a new public relations firm, Trident DMG, with a nonlawyer who, like Davis, is leaving Levick to do so.

“After nearly two years affiliating my law firm with the great strategic communications firm of Levick, I have decided to re-establish an independent firm,” he said in a written statement provided to the Hill. “I will be starting new law and PR firms to continue to integrate law, media, and politics into solutions for clients.”

Asked why he isn’t ready to call it quits on his career, Davis had a practical answer, the Am Law Daily reports: “I have a second wife of 31 years and an 18-year-old senior in high school and an 11-year-old to put through college,” he said. “I figure I’ll be writing tuition checks at least until I’m 84.”

Related coverage:

Washington Post (reg. req.): “Lanny Davis: The skipper for big names in dire straits”

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