February 5, 2014
During this complimentary briefing, Gibson Dunn lawyers, joined by Rob Borden, Director of Oversight for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, discuss the unique features of Congressional and other legislative branch investigations and where Congress is likely to focus its investigative and oversight resources in the second session of the 113th Congress and beyond. Last year was a busy one for congressional investigators. A number of investigations were launched or continued, focusing on a variety of industries, including health insurers, Affordable Care Act contractors, other government contractors, companies with offshore subsidiaries, technology, energy and financial services firms, to name a few. A number of these investigations will continue into 2014, and new investigations will be launched. Several committees and subcommittees will chart new investigative and oversight courses over the coming year.
Our panelists review how congressional investigations work; who the key players are; and what investigative committees are likely to focus on in the current congressional session. The panelists from Gibson Dunn also cover what a congressional investigation could mean to your firm.
Michael Bopp — Chairs the firm’s Congressional Investigations practice group; member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations and Crisis Management practices. Mr. Bopp is a former Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, one of the Senate’s largest committees and most expansive in terms of jurisdiction. He has led or played a key role in major investigations in both the Senate and House of Representatives as well as three special investigations. In these capacities, he developed the strategy and set the agenda for several investigations, conducted more than 100 depositions or witness interviews, managed dozens of subpoenas and massive document discovery efforts, and orchestrated more than 100 committee hearings.
F. Joseph Warin — Co- Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice and former Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. Mr. Warin has been ranked as a leading white collar criminal defense, securities compliance and enforcement attorney by 2013 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2006 – 2014 Best Lawyers in America, and named a Top Lawyer for Criminal Defense by Washingtonian magazine and a White Collar Law MVP by Law360. Mr. Warin’s areas of expertise include white collar crime and securities enforcement, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, False Claims Act cases, special committee representations, compliance counseling, and complex civil litigation. He has conducted FCPA investigations relating to business in 35 countries around the globe and is the only person to have served as the FCPA compliance monitor, or U.S. counsel to the FCPA compliance monitor, in three different FCPA monitorships.
Robert Borden — Mr. Borden serves as the Director of Oversight for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. In that capacity, he coordinates and promotes the oversight activities of House committees. Mr. Borden has served on Capitol Hill for 19 years and, formerly, was General Counsel of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and prior to that, General Counsel of the Committee on Education and Labor. Mr. Borden helps House Republican leadership set oversight and investigative priorities. In the past year, he has worked closely on the Benghazi and IRS targeting investigations as well as Affordable Care Act oversight. In his prior work as a committee counsel, Mr. Borden has worked on investigations of Operation Fast and Furious, the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters, and served as special counsel to the Select House Committee tasked with investigating the preparation and response to Hurricane Katrina.