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Congressional Oversight and Investigations

Overview  Experience  Our People

Crispin Rapinet, London
Peter S. Spivack, Washington, D.C.

Whether it's a request for information or a subpoena for testimony before a committee, any U.S. congressional inquiry raises all manner of political, enforcement, and public relations challenges. Companies forced to navigate the high-stakes and often unfamiliar terrain of a congressional investigation need legal representation with experience defending against government investigations, a high level of credibility on Capitol Hill, and substantive experience across industries. Perhaps equally important is the law firm's ability to recognize and limit all forms of potential exposure that could arise out of an investigation, including public relations, legislative, enforcement, and civil litigation.

Our congressional investigations practice is dedicated to combining our extensive government investigations experience, the political know-how and acumen of our lobbyists, and our lawyers' deep substantive knowledge across key industries. This combination provides clients with precisely tailored services that high-profile, sensitive inquiries require. Our highly acclaimed practices in communications, education, energy, environmental, financial services, health, life sciences, SEC enforcement, and transportation areas, among others, have enabled us to handle the full array of congressional inquiries. In addition to a strong track record in the defense of congressional investigations of all kinds, our team members' aggregate experience includes the political relationships needed to represent clients effectively in this highly charged realm.

Our professionals have a wealth of experience in government service and include four former United States Attorneys, the longest-serving Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, the former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, several other former members of Congress, former cabinet and subcabinet officials, and leading staffers on key congressional committees.

Hogan Lovells' lawyers have represented corporations and individuals in many of the most significant congressional investigations in recent years.