On Jan. 25, 2019, U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern, D-Mass., issued regulations governing staff deposition authority in the 116th Congress, pursuant to his authority under H. Res. 6. In passing H. Res. 6, the newly empowered House Democratic majority drastically increased House committees’ investigative power by allowing committee staff to
Samuel (Sam) Everett Dewey focuses his practice on providing advice that is both insightful and comprehensive to highly regulated companies and individuals facing, or seeking to mitigate, major legal, reputational, political, and business risks. Sam draws upon his extensive experience leading major investigations in key Committees in both Houses of Congress; conducting in-depth oversight of key enforcement agencies including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP); and prior experience representing clients in congressional and Executive Branch investigations as well as contested appellate and trial proceedings. Read Sam Dewey's full bio.