Lanny Davis is the founder of the Washington, D.C., law firm, Lanny J. Davis & Associates and a lawyer who counsels individuals, corporations, and others on crisis management and legal issues. He is one of the first to use legal crisis management to solve client problems – operating at the intersection of law, media, and politics. He has handled the cases of public figures from Martha Stewart to Dan Snyder, companies from Whole Foods to Starbucks, and political figures from President Bill Clinton to Representative Charlie Rangel. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Connecticut and before the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. During the Clinton administration, Lanny served as special counsel to Bill Clinton and was a spokesperson for the president and the White House on matters concerning campaign finance investigations and other legal issues. In 2005, President George W. Bush appointed Davis to serve on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. From 1980 to 1992, he served three terms on the Democratic National Committee representing Maryland. During that period, he served on the DNC’s Executive Committee and as chairman of the Eastern Region Caucus. He has penned a “Purple Nation” column for more than 13 years, which has been published in multiple news publications and he has been a regular television commentator and a political and legal analyst for MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, and other network television news programs. He graduated from Yale Law School, where he won the prestigious Thurman Arnold Moot Court prize and served on the Yale Law Journal.