Congressional Investigations

The firm has extensive experience representing corporate and individual clients before investigative committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Firm lawyers have represented public companies, professional services firms, and individuals (including senior executives, former cabinet secretaries, and other current and former government officials) before many committees, including the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, as well as the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and other Congressionally authorized investigative bodies.  These representations have covered diverse subject matters, including the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the COVID-19 pandemic, cryptocurrency, drug pricing, compliance with the securities laws, alleged wrongdoing within government agencies, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the 2008–2009 financial crisis, and the 1998–1999 Clinton impeachment proceedings.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of a cryptocurrency miner in connection with a Congressional committee concerning bitcoin operators.
  • Representation of a current government official before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
  • Representation of former senior administration officials in investigation conducted by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the Capitol.
  • Representation of a healthcare industry client in response to a Senate Finance Committee inquiry related to drug pricing. 
  • Representation of a global hospitality company in connection with a Congressional investigation concerning the company’s response to COVID-19.
  • Representation of a former senior White House official in investigation by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis in connection with procurement of personal protective equipment.
  • Representation of a technology company in a response to a Congressional inquiry into user experiences.
  • Representation of a global law firm before the Senate Finance Committee in connection with the investigation of tax-exempt advocacy organizations allegedly engaged in for-profit lobbying.   
  • Representation of an Ivy League University before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology concerning allegations of sexual harassment in a campus laboratory program supported by federal funds.
  • Representation of the Inspector General of a U.S. federal agency in investigations by the U.S. Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees, the Office of Special Counsel, and the Council of the Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency concerning purported improprieties at the agency.
  • Representation of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton before the House Select Committee on Benghazi and in connection with multiple Congressional inquiries concerning her e-mail use.
  • Representation of a national law firm in House Foreign Affairs Committee investigation of purported improprieties in the law firm’s work on behalf of a government agency.
  • Representation of a Big Four accounting firm in a foreign earnings repatriation investigation by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations concerning the tax advice provided by the firm to a U.S. public company.
  • Representation of a global energy company in government and Congressional investigations relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical company in investigation by the former Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform concerning generic drug price increases.
  • Representation of a major pharmaceutical company in investigations by the Senate Finance Committee and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce concerning drug pricing, clinical trial practices, and drug safety.
  • Representation of the former CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in Congressional hearings relating to the 2008–2009 financial crisis.
  • Representation of a senior administration official in connection with hearings related to the causes of the 2008–2009 financial crisis.
  • Representation of President William Jefferson Clinton in 1998–1999 House and Senate impeachment proceedings, resulting in acquittal.

Williams & Connolly Recognized in Corporate Crime & Investigations Category by Chambers Global 2022

Williams & Connolly Recognized in Corporate Crime & Investigations Category by Chambers Global 2022
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