Congressional, Agency, & Internal Investigations

Overview

We develop overall strategies to respond to congressional and government investigations, and have extensive experience in representing organizations and individuals before both House and Senate committees, as well as federal agencies and state governments. 

Our attorneys provide strategic counsel that is tailored to the particular investigative authority. For example, congressional oversight authority is extremely broad and congressional investigations can be fast-paced and unpredictable. Such inquiries often involve requests or subpoenas for documents, interviews, depositions, and testimony at public hearings. This process has its own set of rules and necessitates strategies that are distinctly different from those that apply in standard civil or criminal litigation. 

Our team has a deep understanding of the unique legal and political attributes of government investigations, as well as the relationships necessary to successfully navigate the challenges of congressional hearings and investigations.

What We Do

  • drafting testimony
  • developing crisis management and public relations strategies
  • conducting internal investigations
  • preparing clients for interviews and hearings
  • briefing and negotiating with government officials
  • managing document requests
  • conducting legal research

Experience

  • Assisted a private investment firm and related satellite communications company in responding to a number of governmental investigations and oversight inquiries.   
  • Advised a for-profit education company in a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee inquiry into the career schools industry.
  • Represented a member of Congress in an Office of Congressional Ethics and House Ethics Committee investigation.
  • Represented a defense contractor and an insurance company in separate investigations of members of Congress.
  • Represented a client in a Senate Commerce Committee inquiry into the safety practices of the cruise line industry.
  • Assisted clients drawn into House Energy and Commerce Committee investigation of events surrounding the Deepwater Horizon incident.
  • Advised a client regarding a Senate Commerce Committee investigation of e-commerce companies’ post-transaction sales practices.