December 15, 2020

What do you do if you receive a request for information from a congressional committee?


Quick Insights on Congressional Investigations is a video interview series hosted by Mayer Brown partners Michael Levy and Andrew Olmem, who on a weekly basis unpack the nuanced complexities underlying congressional investigations and provide guidance on how companies can manage and minimize the impacts. Each episode is short and tackles one question relating to congressional investigations.

In this episode, Michael and Andrew outline next steps for a company or individual that has received a request for information from a congressional committee, emphasizing important strategic considerations and common pitfalls in early-stage interactions with committee staff members. Whenever a congressional request is received, a fundamental first question to weigh is whether it is an investigation or a typical legislative interaction. If you missed our episode exploring this question in further detail, you can view it here: How do you know if you are the subject of a congressional investigation?

View additional episodes in this series here.

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