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Lanny Davis's New Blog Advises Corporate Clients On 'Legal Crisis Management'

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When we last caught up with Davis over the summer, he was signing on to lobby for Honduran business leaders who were seeking to convince the U.S. Congress that it should support, rather than oppose, the government that was installed in a military coup last year.* In 2008, Davis, a tireless backer of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, took to the Wall Street Journal op-ed page to push the Reverend Wright story.

In what appears to be the new blog's lone post so far, Davis's McDermott colleague, Eileen O'Connor, gives a glimpse of the kind of insights on offer. She writes:

You are the General Counsel of a major corporation about to go to your son's soccer game. It's five to five and the phone rings: The New York Times is about to go with a story about your secret merger negotiations, that also involve sensitive talks with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Your stomach clenches. It's a full blown crisis....and it's bad...or is it?

It isn't necessarily, O'Connor opines. That's because it's what you do in response to the situation, not the situation itself, that will determine the ultimate result.

Similar nuggets of strategic advice are said to be forthcoming on the site -- but perhaps not quite at the warp speed that internet users have grown accustomed to. According to the firm's announcement, the blog "will be posted every Monday morning."

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