Congressional Investigations

Debevoise attorneys understand that Congressional investigations carry a unique range of risks: they can result in negative headlines, industry-changing legislation, career setbacks, and criminal investigations. We also know that it takes both legal skill and excellent political judgment to respond to them effectively.

We have represented clients in the most high-stakes, high-profile inquiries of recent years. Our practice handles complex legal challenges with attention to sensitive personal and corporate interests. Behind the scenes, we negotiate with committee staff to reduce our clients’ exposure. When committees request public testimony, we prepare witnesses to navigate difficult partisan hearings. At all times, we tailor our clients’ messaging to the interests of individual members and the broader political landscape.

Our dynamic practice draws on the experience of lawyers throughout the firm, allowing us to adapt quickly to the news cycle and shifting Congressional goals. We rely on our proficiency in key industries and our top-tier regulatory defense capabilities to anticipate and manage collateral risks. With experience serving at high levels of the federal government, our team also has the political wherewithal to engage successfully with stakeholders in both the legislative and executive branches. At each step of these proceedings, we work closely with our clients to develop creative and effective strategies for achieving their goals.