Congress is taking unprecedented steps to shore up the economy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Nixon Peabody predicts this infusion of funds will come with an increase in Congressional investigations. We offer decades of experience in federal oversight matters—a critical advantage for clients involved in a complex and unfamiliar process. Our attorneys have played key roles in many high-profile inquiries, from the Whitewater Committee to the Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump.
Often, companies facing oversight actions must navigate parallel proceedings—inquiries from multiple Congressional committees or federal agencies, Department of Justice (DOJ) or Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions, criminal proceedings, and follow-on litigation.
We guide clients’ engagement with Congressional investigators from the start: responding to inquiries from committee staff, managing information production, assessing jurisdictional and practical implications of overlapping oversight committees, analyzing the impact of witness selection, all the way through providing statements and testimony. We provide key advice and trusted guidance so clients can approach oversight inquiries with confidence and purpose, and achieve a satisfactory resolution.
Our congressional investigation experience includes Nixon Peabody attorneys who have:
Corporate Compliance Insights | April 17, 2020
NP’s Christopher Hotaling, Adam Tarosky, Scott O’Connell and Colin Missett authored this article detailing key considerations for businesses to consider, given that funds under the CARES Act come with associated responsibilities for recipients, creating potential criminal and civil liability if not properly handled.
Law360 | April 03, 2020
Washington, D.C. Government Investigations and White-Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky discussed the possible compliance issues that may arise for businesses accepting government funds as part of the CARES Act.
Reuters | March 26, 2020
Boston co-office managing partner Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, a partner in the Complex Commercial Disputes group, provides insight on a possible uptick in SEC enforcement activity in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and the new federal stimulus package.
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