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2020 is as if 1918, 1929 and 1968 had all happened at once. The country is polarized; the pandemic changed forever how we look at work and what – and who -- are essential; economic uncertainty is pervasive. The tragic death of George Floyd and the demonstrations and massive social movement immediately thereafter has instantly and fundamentally changed corporate identity and brand goals. Corporate neutrality is dead. Even prior to 2020, social media had already swallowed so many brands and reputations in a sea of anger and distrust that corporate communicators had to significantly rethink strategy.
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Chairman & CEO
Under his leadership, LEVICK has set new standards in global communications and brand protection for corporations, countries, and major institutions. Mr. Levick is one of the communications industry’s most important spokespersons and thought leaders.
A powerful advocate for the strategic initiatives that companies must pursue in today’s perilous environment, he regularly addresses corporate boards as well as industry and government leaders around the world, providing guidance on their most complex communications and reputation management challenges. He is featured in, and authors, countless articles, and is a frequent guest on prime time national and international television programs.
Mr. Levick is a much-sought after keynote and graduation speaker and is a columnist for the top business publications. He hosts multiple regular podcasts in partnership with major magazines including the Corporate Counsel Business Journal, In-House Community (Asian-MENA Counsel), and American Heritage magazine.
Mr. Levick has co-authored five books including, The Communicators: Leadership in the Age of Crisis; Stop the Presses; The Crisis and Litigation PR Desk Reference; 365 Marketing Meditations; and Lessons for Absent Children
Chair Litigation Practice
Derede serves as head of the litigation communications practice at LEVICK. With more than 20 years of media and communications experience, she represents clients facing high profile crisis and litigation issues, including regulatory matters, cyber incidents, class actions, corporate scandals, and sexual misconduct allegations, among others.
Nadira Clarke is a formidable litigator with first-chair trial experience, she focuses her practice on technically complex, high-stakes matters. She is sought after for her aggressive defense of corporations and executives facing large-scale, multi-faceted governmental investigations. Calm and decisive by nature, she provides leadership and valuable counsel in a crisis.
Nadira previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, and a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Well versed in the area of corporate compliance and business ethics, she works with two separate corporate monitor teams appointed by the court to oversee compliance of companies in the wake of criminal prosecution. She previously served as counsel to the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility, where she led internal professional ethics investigations involving federal prosecutors and high-ranking Department of Justice officials.