Partner Temidayo Aganga-Wiliams led a panel titled “Lessons from the January 6 Committee: Navigating Parallel Investigations by Congress and Enforcement Agencies” at the Government Investigations & Civil Litigation Institute’s Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, California.
The panelists discussed what to consider when caught in the crosshairs of both congressional and enforcement agency investigations. The panel explored how to discern the aims and objectives underlying a congressional investigation, balance competing pressures of a congressional inquiry and criminal or regulatory exposure, leverage crisis-management strategies, and evaluate when (or when not) to disclose information to investigative bodies. The presentation also covered key lessons learned from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol (“Jan. 6 Committee”) and resulting DOJ criminal investigation.
Prior to joining Selendy Gay Elsberg, Temidayo served as Senior Investigative Counsel for the Jan. 6 Committee. In that role, he was responsible for investigating the facts, circumstances, and causes of the attack and issues relating to the peaceful transfer of power.
Temidayo was joined on the panel by Peter Hyun, Enforcement Chief of Staff and Deputy Bureau Chief at the Federal Communications Commission; Mack Jenkins, Chief of the Criminal Division at the United States Attorney’s for the Central District of California; and Steve Brody, Co-Chair of the Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice at O’Melveny & Myers.