Ex-White House counsel to advise Penn St president
Scandal-plagued Penn State University has hired a prominent
Washington attorney and former White House counsel to advise its
Lanny Davis served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton.
He now heads a law and crisis management firm.
Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers says Davis ”has been
engaged” to provide legal advice and counsel to Penn State
President Rodney Erickson.
Trustees appointed Erickson last month to replace Graham
Spanier. Spanier resigned under pressure in the wake of child sex
abuse charges against retired assistant football coach Jerry
Sandusky, who maintains his innocence.
Davis also has served on an oversight board for President George
W. Bush. The Centre Daily Times first reported the hiring
Penn State also has a general counsel for the university as a
whole, Cynthia Baldwin.