Grand Jury and Congressional Investigations
Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC has an active practice representing individuals and institutions in congressional, grand jury, and other investigations, and in criminal trials. In this part of our practice, we represent government officials, politicians, unions and union leaders, as well as other private individuals.
At any one time, we are representing clients in a number of grand jury, congressional and/or other public investigations. Some of these investigations are out of public view; others are squarely in the public eye. Examples of this representation on our current or recent docket are: representation of unions and individuals in grand jury investigations in New York, California, and the District of Columbia; representation of a Department of Justice attorney in a DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility investigation; conduct of a number of internal investigations on behalf of international or local unions; representation of a top NIH research official in connection with congressional and NIH investigations into conflicts of interest at NIH; and defense of an FEC action challenging the conduct of an international union in the 2004 federal election campaign.
The firm’s history of such representation includes the following notable or notorious examples: representation of Senator Metzenbaum and his staff in the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill leak investigation; representation of one of the major targets in the FBI files investigation, known as “Filegate”; representation of several Clinton Administration officials in a number of grand jury, independent counsel and congressional investigations, including various investigations into campaign fundraising, leaks and the personal behavior of the President; representation of the AFL-CIO and various international unions and individuals in the Thompson Committee investigation in the Senate into the financing of the 1996 federal election campaign; representation of the AFL-CIO and various international unions and individuals in the grand jury and congressional investigations growing out of the Teamster’s election scandal; representation of an international union in the congressional investigation of the New York China Town sweatshops; representation of a Department of Justice official in the investigation of the Department’s conduct of the Wen Ho Lee investigation; representation of a state treasurer’s office in an investigation into its contracting practices conducted by other state agencies and by the state legislature; representation of a member of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s staff in a criminal contempt trial growing out of alleged leaks of confidential information.
We also have been retained by numerous institutions to conduct internal investigations or to conduct investigations of entities with which our clients transact business.