Lanny Davis has worn – and continues to wear – many hats.

In addition to serving as a contributor to Fox News and a commentator and analyst for MSNBC, CNN, CNBC and network TV news programs, Lanny is a lawyer, crisis manager, consultant and published author.

Lanny served as a special counsel to President Bill Clinton and spokesperson for the President and the White House. Later, he was appointed to the five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board by President George W. Bush. He also served three terms, from 1980 to 1992, on the Democratic National Committee’s Executive Committee and as chairman of the Eastern Region Caucus.

Now, Lanny is a principal with Lanny J. Davis & Associates, a law firm based in Washington, D.C. He also serves as Special Counsel to Dilworth Paxson and is a partner with former Republican National Committee Chairman, Michael Steele, in Purple Nation Solutions, a public affairs-strategic communications company.

Lanny’s experience as a lawyer and crisis communicator has made him the first person that enterprises and public figures turn to when there’s a crisis or lawsuit. Lanny held court at this year’s Strategic Growth Conference, and it quickly became apparent why his skills are so in-demand.

Here is video of Lanny at this year’s event, as he discusses why the media is essential in crisis situations, and why it’s even more essential to never say, “No comment.”