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Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Attorney-Client Privilege in Government and Congressional Investigations: Key Considerations and Recent Developments (available after July 30, 2019)

Program Number: 2980

Program Date: 07/30/2019


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Most attorneys are familiar with the basics of the attorney-client privilege, the attorney work-product doctrine, and attorney ethics rules to maintain client confidentiality. Although these precepts are governed by the law of the jurisdiction, the general protections are similar regardless of the jurisdiction. It is critical to identify and protect these privileges when a client is under investigation by the government, whether that investigation is a criminal or regulatory matter or a congressional investigation.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - Experienced Attorneys Only, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for Experienced Attorneys Only in NY


Andrew D. Garrahan, Esq.

Covington & Burling LLP

Andrew Garrahan represents and counsels clients at the intersection of law and politics. He guides them through both regulatory compliance issues and government investigations on matters including state and federal campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, and corruption.

Mr. Garrahan’s prior career in political fundraising gives him a unique perspective on the challenges faced by his clients, which include corporations, candidates, government officials, political and nonprofit organizations, and private individuals.

Mr. Garrahan also represents corporate and individual clients in all manner of state and federal investigations.


Laura Schwalbe, Esq.

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Laura Schwalbe vigorously defends clients facing government investigations, coordinates internal and independent investigations, and represents clients in complex litigation. Clients trust her trial experience and her knowledge of government agencies to guide them through their legal challenges.

Laura helps clients respond to investigations, audits, and examinations by agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities & Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as by various state Attorneys General.

Her comprehensive experience includes fact gathering, overseeing and coordinating responses to government requests, preparing individuals for depositions and testimony, and negotiating with government agencies. She has defended clients through trial and appeal against the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Before joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Laura worked in the securities litigation and enforcement group in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr LLP and in the litigation group in the New York City office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.


Angelle Smith Baugh, Esq.

Covington & Burling LLP

Angelle Smith Baugh is special counsel in the firm’s Election and Political Law and White Collar Litigation practice groups. She has significant experience in broad-based crisis management, advising clients on legal and political matters presenting complex risks.

Ms. Baugh's practice focuses on defending companies and individuals in high-profile congressional investigations, as well as other criminal, civil, and internal investigations. She represents clients in criminal and civil government investigations before the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice, Federal Election Commission, House and Senate Committees, and the Office of Congressional Ethics.