Levick, the Washington public affairs shop, has acquired the firm of Lanny Davis and Michael Steele.

Purple Nation Solutions is the home of the former high-profile defender of president Bill Clinton and ex-Republican National chairman/Maryland lieutenant governor.

It is positioned as a hybrid law, media, and legislative outfit, offering bi-partisan and one-stop-shopping services to clients.

Eleanor McManus, former senior producer for Larry King when he worked for CNN, joins Davis and Steele.

She’s responsible for day-to-day management duties.