Davis Polk brings high-level bipartisan government experience, a tradition of excellence and a deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses and industries to the unique process of congressional investigations.
Our lawyers have handled important congressional investigations while serving both in the federal government and in private practice. We have extensive experience guiding companies and individuals through the particular challenges that congressional investigations present, including a keen awareness of the impact a high-profile congressional investigation can have on civil litigation, criminal investigations and regulatory matters.
We have advised clients in a wide variety of investigations – such as those arising out of money laundering and the financial crisis; the manipulation of benchmarks; safety practices; trading irregularities; and unfair labor practices – conducted by many congressional committees and investigative commissions, including:
the Senate Banking Committee
the House Financial Services Committee
the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
the Senate Judiciary Committee
- the Senate Intelligence Committee
We take an integrated approach, working closely with our client’s government and public affairs personnel when necessary to ensure a carefully coordinated and comprehensive response to high-profile congressional investigations.