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Lanny Davis

Former Special Counsel to President Clinton; Crisis Manager; Politcal Strategist; and Author, Crisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping with Crises in Business, Politics, and Life

Travels From:
District Of Columbia
Fee Range:
$15,000 - $25,000

Featured Videos

Lanny Davis: ACG National Capital

Lanny Davis: How Clinton Survived A Sex Scandal


As former Special Counsel to President Clinton, Lanny Davis proved to be a superb crisis manager and savvy political strategist. As a successful lawyer; he counsels high-profile individuals, corporations, and government entities on a variety of legal matters including crisis management and business development. Davis is a revolutionary TV commentator and is currently a regular contributor for Fox News. He is a columnist for The Hill and the author of several books, includingCrisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping with Crises in Business, Politics, and Life.

Lanny Davis represents individuals, countries, and companies in high stakes global crises, litigation, government investigations and crisis management. He has conceived, created and led media strategies for clients that have included CEOs, sports celebrities, political leaders, world leaders, and both U.S. and international companies. Lanny Davis has handled the cases of public figures from Martha Stewart to Dan Snyder, companies from Whole Foods to Starbucks, and political figures from President Bill Clinton to Representative Charlie Rangel.

Although a Democrat, Lanny has friends on both sides of the aisle. During the Clinton administration, Lanny served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton and was a spokesperson for the president and the White House on matters concerning campaign finance investigations and other legal issues. In 2005 President George W. Bush appointed Lanny to serve on the five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. In that capacity, he received the highest level security clearances so that he could be fully briefed and "read in" to the various anti-terrorist surveillance and financial tracking programs at the highest classified level.

Speech Topics

Lanny provides his ideas for solutions-based governing in Washington. As one of President Clinton’s closest advisors; he knows first-hand what strategies are necessary to reach consensus and eliminate the gridlock in Washington.

An insider’s view on what’s happening behind the scenes in Washington. As he frequently does during frequent appearances on Fox News and other cable news shows, Davis is not afraid to tell it like it is and debate other individuals.

Crisis Management in the Age of the Internet: How to Fight the Misinformation “Swarm of Bees”

Lanny shares his stories working on several of the biggest issues and crises of our time. What keeps you up all night and what don’t you want the New York Times to write about? Davis reveals what individuals and companies must do to survive the inevitable crossfire. As President Bill Clinton’s chief spokesman, Davis was the White House’s first line of defense against the press corps and the reporters’ first point of contact. From rapid response to the war room, Davis gives an animated, insightful and sometimes comedic presentation that will leave your audience wanting more.