Area of focus

Congressional Investigations

The Congressional Investigations practice at Hogan Lovells provides exceptional representation to clients facing inquiries from the United States Congress. Our team is ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA for our commitment to exemplary client service. This is a recognition of our profound understanding of the written and unwritten rules of how Congress investigates the private sector.

Our decades old practice has represented notable public figures, including a former U.S. president. Today, our global team helps clients prepare for the full gamut of the congressional investigations process. From the moment a client receives a letter to the day of the hearing, we know what needs to happen and how to stay prepared.

We understand that, for many publicly-traded companies, the handling of an inquiry from Congress can be a market-moving event. We understand that producing confidential and proprietary information on a voluntary and/or involuntary basis can have major ramifications for your bottom line. We also understand that members of Congress and their staff have a job to do—and that, often, compromise is possible. We do everything possible to negotiate reasonable accommodations designed to protect your interests.

We combine extensive government investigations experience and deep substantive knowledge of the investigatory process with a high-powered lobbying team. This combination provides clients with precisely tailored services that high-profile, sensitive inquiries require. In addition to a strong record of accomplishment, our team members’ aggregate experience includes the bipartisan political relationships needed to represent you effectively in this highly charged realm.

At Hogan Lovells, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of personalized service and attention. We understand that congressional investigations can be a stressful and uncertain experience, and we understand how jarring it is to receive a letter from a member of Congress. We are dedicated to guiding our clients through every step of the process with empathy, expertise, and a relentless focus on achieving the best possible outcome.

In recent years, Hogan Lovells has represented clients before several House and Senate committees, including:

  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Senate Select Committee on Ethics
  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Senate Committee on the Budget
  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • House Committee on Ethics
  • House Financial Services Committee
  • House Committee on the Judiciary
  • House Committee on Oversight and Accountability
  • House Committee on Ways and Means

Representative experience

Representing a financial services industry client in an investigation by a State Attorney General and a congressional committee relating to ESG matters.

Advising a major scientific research organization in responding to an inquiry before a congressional committee.

Representing several clients in an ongoing investigation by a congressional committee into the global automotive supply chain.

Assisting one of the world’s largest insurance companies respond to a request for information from a congressional committee.

Representing a major technology company in responding to a detailed Senate committee inquiry related to foreign tax structuring, including responding to Committee questions and interviews.

Represented a live entertainment company in responding to a congressional inquiry concerning ticket pricing, including preparing the company’s CEO to testify before the Committee.

Represented a major health insurer during investigations by three Senate and two House Committees, including testimony by the company’s CEO and several other high-level executives, and follow-on inquiries by state attorneys general, state legislatures, and a federal agency.

Represented a client in the health care industry through all phases of a Congressional investigation, including responding to inquiries and document requests, drafting of testimony and preparing the CEO to testify before two Congressional committees.

Represented a high-ranking White House official in Congressional and DOJ investigations, involving the White House Travel Office.

Consulted with a major medical device company in a congressional and related Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation in the U.S. and abroad.

Represented an insurer in a hearing before a domestic policy subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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