Edward Reilly
Edward Reilly

Ed Reilly, who stepped down as FTI Consulting Group’s strategic communications unit in December 2017 after a seven-year run, is CEO of Dentons Global Advisors, which was launched today by the world’s biggest law firm, Dentons.

DGA, which has 11 principals, is chaired by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright. Her Albright Stonebridge Group is a founding member of DGA.

The new advisory firm is to provide strategic counsel to clients dealing with challenges and opportunities in the commercial, reputation, financial, regulatory and governance areas.

DGA services include capital markets/transaction geopolitical risk advisory, crisis/issues management, corporate positioning, commercial diplomacy and dispute resolution.

It plans to expand into areas that help clients manage change, assess & mitigate risk, address government challenges and ultimately enhance corporate value.

Reilly said DGA was formed after discussions with Dentons CEO Elliott Portnoy and chairman Joe Andrew. “We observed the legal challenges and policy issues facing organizations regularly overlapped, creating a real need for integrated legal and advisory solutions,” he said in a statement.

Reilly said the opportunity to plug into the “experience, excellent reputation, high-end capabilities of Albright Stonebridge Group makes the proposition to clients even more compelling.”

DGA is independent of Dentons, though the law firm will be a minority shareholder. It will offer its services to consulting firms, law firms, accountants and other professional service providers.