Navigating the Congressional Investigative Process
The congressional investigative process is different from any other legal proceeding. While it’s often used to help congressmen make better legislative decisions, it can just as often be used to serve a political agenda. Unfortunately, you are caught in the middle of a very public forum.
The very first thing we do is assemble a team of some of the best professionals in our network: people with extensive experience as former regulators, prosecutors, government officials, and other industry professionals who are intimately familiar with the ins-and-outs of congressional investigations. We can then work side-by-side with your people to develop an effective strategy for moving forward.
The Consequences of a Congressional Investigation
If you’re the subject of a congressional investigation, you may be rightfully worried about subsequent legal problems for you or your business. However, it’s important to not overlook the damage that a congressional investigation could do to your reputation and your brand. The mere fact that you are being investigated by Congress could shake investor confidence, result in lost revenue, and cost you future business opportunities.
Have You Been Subpoenaed?
If you are required to testify before Congress, we can help you go in fully prepared. We can brief you on the law and applicable regulations, assemble the research and documentation you may need, and coach you on your testimony. We leave nothing to chance – in high-profile, public testimonies, there is no such thing as being over-prepared.
Managing More Than The Investigation
Many people don’t realize that there’s much more to a congressional investigation than the investigation itself. At Wellfleet Strategies, we take a more holistic view and manage every angle of the situation. When we work with a client in responding to a congressional investigation, we also provide the following services:
- Strategic communications
- Public relations
- Reputation management
We have relationships with major media figures that can help us send the right message concerning the investigation. We also help our clients shape their communications to both internal and external stakeholders. When necessary, we engage in an aggressive public relations campaign to minimize the potential harms you are facing.