Saira Zaki has moved to The Levinson Group, strategic communications & issues management shop, as senior managing director in its new London office.
She joins TLG, which has offices in Washington and New York, from Dechert LLP, where she was group director of communications for a nearly five-year stint.
Zaki was based in London for Philadelphia-headquartered Dechert, which has about 1,000 lawyers in 22 locations in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Prior to Dechert, she had a 14-year run as European head of marketing and communications at Skadden Arps.
Zaki has extensive experience in handling high-risk reputation management situations and in navigating issues related to US/UK cross-border businesses.
She also worked for three years as city editor for Legal Week Magazine.