Lanny Davis
Lanny Davis

Lanny Davis, the noted crisis manager, media strategist and attorney who advised presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has joined Actum LLC in Washington as co-chair.

The 78-year-old heads Lanny J. Davis Associates, DC-based law firm that he launched in 2010.

He spent 25 years as a partner at Patton Boggs & Blow, and six years at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Davis co-founded Trident DMG strategic communications firm in 2016.

The counselor has handled high-profile legal cases, representing Martha Stewart, Republican Senator Trent Lott, Penn State’s board of trustees, and Whole Foods.

Actum managing partner Fabian Nunez said Davis “is the person you call in times of crisis because he’s known as a rational presence who sees the whole picture.”

Davis joins Actum’s other co-chairs Barbara Boxer, ex-California Democratic Senator, and Mick Mulvaney, former South Carolina Congressman and Donald Trump’s chief of staff.