January 26, 2021

Is a congressional subpoena enforceable?


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 discuss the DC Circuit’s recent decision in Committee on the Judiciary v. McGahn, where the court was asked to decide whether a congressional subpoena is enforceable. Although a seemingly straightforward question, this issue has been litigated multiple times and remains unsettled. Michael and Andrew examine the preliminary questions addressed by the court, the current status of the case, and the practical takeaways for private companies and individuals. 

View additional episodes in this series here.

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