The inherent unpredictability of the congressional investigations process, often coupled with intense media scrutiny, means clients responding to Congress must navigate one of the most difficult landscapes in Washington. Essential steps in responding to a congressional investigation include:
- Engaging strategically and effectively with Congress at the Committee, Member, and staff levels, and negotiating an appropriate scope for congressional inquiries
- Executing (as necessary) an affirmative and responsive press strategy
- Preparing for testimony at congressional hearings
Latham’s congressional investigations team includes former senior White House officials, Cabinet agency general counsels, and staff of key congressional committees — all of whom have experience in dealing with front-page controversies involving intense congressional and media interest. In every congressional investigations representation, Latham aims to engage effectively with Congress and other stakeholders so that clients can continue their businesses without disruption.