Whether you are the subject of an investigation or a witness, how you respond to a subpoena and navigate the process can mean the difference between a favorable outcome and a full-blown crisis.


Kevin S. Barstow

Chief Oversight Counsel
Committee on Energy and Commerce
U.S. House of Representatives

Krista Boyd

General Counsel
House Committee on Oversight and Reform

DeLisa Lay Ragsdale

Chief Investigative Counsel
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

Robert B. Parmiter

Deputy Staff Director & Chief Counsel
House Judiciary Committee

Distinguished Chair

Karen Elizabeth Christian

Karen Elizabeth Christian

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
(Former General Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations)

Join legal practitioners, PR and lobby firms, in-house professionals and more stakeholders for candid, practical discussion on new, emerging challenges, including:

  • What it now takes to negotiate effectively and “push back” in the current political climate
  • Privilege, trade secrets and confidentiality: Satisfying a Committee’s request vs. limiting the scope of document production or markings
  • The lengths and limits of congressional subpoena power, and how it is now being enforced
  • Concrete examples of what a potential witness can expect when being questioned by a committee or staff member
  • The finer points of managing parallel investigations by multiple committees and enforcement agencies
  • Calibrating your strategy for Congressional vs. Executive Branch investigations
  • Costly lessons from recent developments and preparing for new congressional priorities


Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009