Congressional Investigations

  • Holland & Knight's Congressional Investigations Team assists clients in responding to all types of congressional inquiries.
  • Our team includes attorneys with extensive governmental experience, including service as both congressional Members and staff.
  • We assist clients in carefully and effectively managing their reputations among the media, the community, employees and investors in the wake of high profile investigations.

Congressional investigations require counsel with a unique combination of skills - political awareness, knowledge of Congressional rules, white collar experience, crisis management and public relations. At Holland & Knight, we assist our clients in responding effectively and efficiently to congressional inquiries while also protecting their legal rights and reputations. In many cases, congressional investigations are closely related to Department of Justice, Federal Election Commission or Inspector General investigations and our team is uniquely qualified to represent clients under these circumstances.

Our attorneys and other professionals have worked extensively on Capitol Hill - both as former Members and staff, as well as during the representation of Holland & Knight clients in congressional investigations and a variety of other contexts. Attorneys in our White Collar and Government Investigations and Compliance Services practice teams also have experience with congressional investigations and regularly assist clients in related dealings with the U.S. Department of Justice, agency debarment officials and federal investigative agencies.

Holland & Knight has represented leading defense contractors and Fortune 500 companies, including:

  • a defense contractor during a House Office of Congressional Ethics investigation
  • an individual during a dual-track inquiry by the U.S. Department of Justice Public Integrity Section and the Senate Ethics Committee
  • a defense contractor during a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs inquiry
  • a financial sector client during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing
  • an automotive industry client during a House Energy and Commerce investigation
  • a chemical manufacturer during a House Energy and Commerce hearing
  • a trade association during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigation

Our firm is also well-equipped to coordinate legal and governmental representation with the media and the community, as well as with employee and investor relations efforts associated with what often can be high profile investigations. Our integrated approach to client service enables us to effectively respond to matters that are often sensitive and capable of impacting the success of an organization.