February 11, 2021

What does Maloney v. Murphy mean for congressional investigations?


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 take a look at the DC Circuit’s recent decision in Maloney v. Murphy, in which the key issue was whether eight members of the House Oversight Committee (not a majority) had standing to bring suit against the General Services Administration to comply with an information request that the members had initiated. Michael and Andrew summarize the decision and three practical impacts on congressional investigations.

Maloney is the latest in a string of recent judicial decisions arising from congressional investigations. If you missed our episodes covering these earlier cases, you can view them here: “Does the attorney-client privilege apply in congressional investigations?” and “Is a congressional subpoena enforceable?

View additional episodes in this series here


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