Congressional Investigation: Foreseeing Oversight

May 14, 2007

With the newly installed, Democrat-controlled Congress comes a greater focus on aggressive congressional scrutiny of private- and public-sector behavior. It is imperative for companies that find themselves the subject of a congressional oversight investigation to be well versed in how to respond promptly in such situations. The attached article provides an overview of the congressional oversight process and the "four Ps" of an effective response: preparation, principles, process and procedures. 

Gibson Dunn Partner and former Congressman Mel Levine is the author of "Congressional Investigation: Foreseeing Oversight" [PDF], which appeared in the May 2, 2007 issue of the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Reprinted with permission, Los Angeles Daily Journal, © 2007 Daily Journal Corporation.

Mel Levine is a partner in the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He served as a member of Congress from 1983 until 1993 and as a member of the California Assembly from 1977 to 1982. His legal practice includes providing counsel to U.S. and foreign companies whose businesses are affected by federal, state, local or foreign governments. To learn more about the issues addressed in this alert, please contact the Gibson Dunn attorney with whom you work or Mr. Levine at 310-557-8098 (Los Angeles), 202-955-8294 (Washington, D.C.) or [email protected]

© 2007 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

The enclosed materials have been prepared for general informational purposes only and are not intended as legal advice.