Preparing for Aggressive Congressional Investigations in 2013

Corporate Counsel, 2012

5 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2012 Last revised: 7 Jun 2012

See all articles by Zachary D. Kaufman

Zachary D. Kaufman

University of Houston Law Center; Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law; Yale University - Law School; Stanford Law School; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

K. Blalack

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David Leviss

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 6, 2012

Abstract

Regardless of who wins the 2012 presidential election, the country is likely to see continued political infighting within or between the legislative and executive branches. Congressional investigations will probably maintain an aggressive pace, with broadened scope, irrespective of which party occupies the White House next January. Corporate counsel of companies that face congressional inquiries should prepare themselves and their companies so that this onerous process does not result in significant and lasting damage to the corporate brand.

Keywords: congressional investigations, congressional oversight, U.S. Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, U.S. President, White House, Democratic party, Republican party, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, O'Melveny & Myers

Suggested Citation

Kaufman, Zachary D. and Blalack, K. and Leviss, David, Preparing for Aggressive Congressional Investigations in 2013 (June 6, 2012). Corporate Counsel, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2078561

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K. Blalack

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David Leviss

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