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Lanny Davis listens as his client, Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, testifies during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing, on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM.

“Tell it often, tell it early, tell it yourself.” That’s the subtitle of Lanny Davis’ 1999 memoir about his time in the Clinton White House, when he answered 125 phone calls a day from members of the press chasing stories about purported campaign finance violations and other percolating scandals.

And it’s an indication that Davis, whose latest in a long string of high-profile and often unsympathetic clients is President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, has a different, more focused understanding of a lawyer’s role in times of crisis.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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