Why Choose Us
In the 118th Congress, the convergence of law, policy and politics presents individuals and organizations facing congressional investigations with special challenges. Our lawyers and policy professionals have the experience, insight and network such individuals, companies and other organizations need to navigate their way through the unique challenges associated with high-profile, high-risk congressional investigations.
Over the last few years, with the ubiquity of social media and the onset of hyper-partisanship, the nature of congressional investigations has changed. Today, short-spin, majority-led public hearings and partisan oversight inquiries are on the rise, while traditional, long-form, bipartisan congressional investigations are on the decline.
Our lawyers and policy professionals have adapted to these changes and understand what they mean for our clients. Unlike other types of investigations or litigation, congressional investigations take place in the public eye and can result in substantial reputational damage. We know how to manage the investigative process from start to finish to minimize adverse consequences for you and your brand. Our extensive oversight and investigations experience allows us not to “over-lawyer” congressional inquiries. Rather, we work with you to find pragmatic and effective solutions and, when needed, to implement aggressive strategies for responding to investigations or high-stakes inquiries/requests.
Members of our congressional investigations team include not only former members of Congress, but also former key staff of the top oversight committees of the House and Senate, as well as a former inspector general and former top agency officials well-versed in defending against such investigations from the executive branch. Our lawyers and policy professionals, with the benefit of their combined expertise, have brought their experience to bear to represent numerous clients before major investigative committees in the House and Senate, including the House Oversight Committee and the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and almost every major congressional investigation within the last 20 years.
We have an unparalleled insider’s knowledge of the congressional investigations process, key members and staff, and how to prepare for, and respond to, requests for documents and testimony, subpoenas and hearings appearance invitations. We have relationships with key congressional members and their staffs and we understand the political factors that drive congressional investigations.
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