Skadden Discusses How Companies Can Prepare for U.S. House Investigations

For the past several years, Republican majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate have dictated the agenda of Congress. But Democrats will take control of the House in January 2019, thereby regaining the ability to control committee and subcom­mittee agendas, hold hearings and issue investigative subpoenas.

Companies can expect the new Democratic majority in the House to employ these tools to vigorously pursue vastly different legislative and investigative priorities than Republicans. Indeed, Democrats such as Reps. Elijah Cummings and Adam Schiff have been vocal about perceived Republican efforts to thwart certain oversight committees’ pursuit of various lines of inquiry, … Read more