December 8, 2020
Our webcast provides a preview of what Congress is likely to investigate in the coming Congress. We look at the investigative committees, including who is likely to lead them and on what topics they are likely to focus. We discuss the impact of the Presidential election on congressional investigative and oversight priorities. We examine how recent rules changes and court cases impact the ability of congressional committees to enforce compliance with document, information and deposition requests. And we discuss strategies for responding to congressional requests. This is a fast-paced, practical look at the landscape of the 117th Congress, which promises an active slate of investigations focused on the private sector.
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Michael Bopp is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. He spent more than a decade on Capitol Hill running congressional investigations in both the House and Senate and brings his extensive government and private-sector experience to help clients navigate through the most difficult crises, often involving investigations as well as public policy and media challenges.
Thomas Hungar is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Hungar served as General Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives from July 2016 until January 2019, when he rejoined the firm. He has presented oral argument before the Supreme Court of the United States in 26 cases, including some of the Court’s most important patent, antitrust, securities, and environmental law decisions, and he has also appeared before numerous lower federal and state courts.
Roscoe Jones is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office, and a member of the firm’s Public Policy, Congressional Investigations, and Crisis Management groups. Mr. Jones formerly served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger, Legislative Director to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Senior Counsel to U.S. Senator Cory Booker, among other high-level roles on Capitol Hill.
Megan Kiernan is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office. She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of its White Collar Defense, Congressional Investigations, and Crisis Management Practice Groups. She defends clients in Executive and Congressional Branch investigations as well as in civil litigation at the trial and appellate level.