Congressional Oversight & Investigations

Our bipartisan Congressional Oversight team brings substantial experience to bear to help individual, association and business clients facing Congressional scrutiny navigate the policy, process and politics unique to Congressional investigations, and prepare for and mitigate collateral legal and reputational risks. We also have a history of strong relationships with lawmakers and boast an enviable record of success for our clients engaged in the Congressional oversight process. We advise and support clients through the full range of Congressional oversight activities—whether it means resolving a preliminary or narrow probe quickly and without adverse publicity, or preparing company executives for high-stakes testimony before multiple Congressional committees under a politically charged spotlight and at the top of the daily news cycle.

Bipartisan and Multilevel Experience: Our team includes a former US Senator, former senior officials in Democratic and Republican administrations, former Congressional investigators, former federal prosecutors, and former senior staffers for Congressional committees active in oversight and investigations.

Cross-Disciplinary and Collegial Responsiveness: We anticipate and address the rapidly changing dynamics of Congressional investigations by closely coordinating with our White Collar Defense & Investigations, Commercial Litigation and Crisis Management & Strategic Response teams, and our clients' internal teams and outside consultants.

Problem-Solving, Nonpolitical Focus: Our experiential diversity on the Hill makes us a smart choice for the gamut of individuals, associations, nonprofits, and corporations involved in high-stakes hearings and investigations in the House and Senate.

Experience Highlights

  • Advising life sciences companies and private equity investment firms concerning COVID-19 Congressional inquiries.
  • Representing a former US Ambassador in Congressional testimony in connection with the 2019 Presidential impeachment proceedings.
  • Preparing a current State Department official for testimony in connection with the 2019 Presidential impeachment investigation.
  • Representing a former senior FBI official before the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Reform Committees and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding the Bureau's investigations of the Clinton email server and Russian interference in the US election.
  • Advising a global furniture retailer on responding to Congressional inquiries into consumer safety policies at issue in concurrent litigation.
  • Representing a nonprofit in connection with a Senate Committee investigation into corporate governance and program expenditures.
  • Representing a global pharmaceutical company responding to multiple House and Senate Congressional investigations into drug pricing, and preparing the CEO and other company officials for Congressional testimony.
  • Representing a retailer as subject of concurrent Congressional and investigative journalist inquiries into cosmetic product safety.
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