Ian McCaleb
Ian McCaleb

Ian McCaleb, who led Hogan Lovells’ litigation communications & crisis group and chaired Levick’s legal advisory practice, has joined Mercury as managing director.

He did a stint as senior spokesperson at the criminal division of the Justice Dept. and served as the sole media consultant for the multi-agency task force created to assess damage from the leak of classified data to WikiLeaks.org.

McCaleb worked as reporter/producer at Fox News, CNN, UPI and McClatchy specializing in legal affairs, law enforcement, politics, legislation, terrorism and conflict and the U.S. defense/intelligence establishment.

Kieran Mahoney, Mercury CEO said McCaleb’s background as “trusted advisor to some of the world’s most influential law firms,” Justice Dept. official, US intelligence specialist and journalist makes him “a formidable addition as a communications strategist for a variety of legal and reputational matters.”

Omnicom owns Mercury.