Lance Armstrong, another athlete being investigated for the past use of performance-enhancing drugs, has added legal and communications consultant Mark Fabiani to his team in order to try to limit damage to his image. Mr. Fabiani, co-owner of the public relations firm of Fabiani & Lehane, began working with Mr. Armstrong informally in July, but as of last month began serving as the point person for all media. Mr. Fabiani, a former White House counsel, represented former President Bill Clinton and his wife, current Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, during the investigation of the Whitewater land deal. He also served as deputy campaign manager for then-Vice President Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election and spearheaded communications during the subsequent Florida voting controversy.
From December, 2015 to January, 2017, I served as the seventh Presidentially nominated and Senate confirmed Chief Counsel for Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration. I have practiced law for more than 35 years, as a litigator in a major law firm and as General Counsel of the American Bar Association.
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