President & CEO, 1998 - present
Richard S. Levick, Esq. Chairman & CEO of LEVICK, represents countries and companies in the highest-stakes global crises, public affairs matters and litigation. His firm has directed communications strategies related to the Wall Street crisis, Guantanamo Bay, the Catholic Church, the largest environmental disaster of the past decade, one of the largest attempted regulatory fines in U.S. history, over 150 product recalls, and many of the most important issues management campaigns. Having also represented a decisive percentage of the world’s largest law firms, LEVICK works alongside attorneys on the most sensitive litigation and transactions for their core clients.
Mr. Levick was honored in four consecutive years on the prestigious list of “The 100 Most Influential People in the Boardroom” by the NACD and Directorship Magazine, which is based on a survey of 15,000 public company directors and executives. He has been named to multiple professional Halls of Fame for lifetime achievement. Mr. Levick and his firm have received numerous professional awards, including Crisis, Litigation, Investor Relations, Food Crisis Communications Agency of the Year, and Public Affairs Professional of the Year. He sits on multiple boards including the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, and, through a Joint Business Relationship, is an integral part of PricewaterhouseCoopers Anti-corruption Center for Excellence.
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.