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The State of Congressional Investigations--presented by Bloomberg Government and Holland & Knight

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

With Congressional investigations being a major focus of the 116th Congress, Bloomberg Government and Holland & Knight are joining together to have an in-depth discussion from individuals who have worked on numerous high-profile investigations and congressional & regulatory affairs overall. This livestreamed discussion will feature both leaders from H&K, Bloomberg Government analysts and will touch on a wide-range of industry issues regarding past investigations down to current and expected investigations.

Presenters

Kathryn Hazeem Lehman
  • Partner
  • Holland & Knight

Kathryn Lehman is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and practices in the area of Public Policy & Regulation. A 15-year veteran of the Hill, Ms. Lehman has significant and wide-ranging experience, having worked closely with the White House, administrative agencies, House and Senate leadership and committees, political committees and other key members of government.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Lehman served as Chief of Staff for the House Republican Conference.  Her career began as counsel on the House Judiciary Committee Staff, where she served for eight years – first as Counsel to former Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr, (R-WI) when he was Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights and then as Counsel and Chief Counsel of the Subcommittee on the Constitution for former Chairman Henry J. Hyde (R-IL). She later served as special assistant to then-Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), as policy director to House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-TX), and director of coalitions and outreach for Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL). In 2003, she assumed the top post under GOP Conference Chairman Deborah Pryce, managing the fourth-ranking Leadership office in the House of Representatives. In this role she was charged with crafting legislative and floor strategies for House Republicans while earning respect from members on both sides of the aisle.

Tom Davis
  • Partner
  • Holland & Knight

The Honorable Tom Davis is a Washington, D.C., attorney who focuses his practice on handling a variety of congressional and regulatory affairs, including congressional investigations, land use and legislative strategy. Mr. Davis served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 11th Congressional District of Virginia. He served as chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from 2003 to 2007, where he led a number of high-profile investigations. In addition, Mr. Davis was elected chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee and served in that role from 1999 to 2002. When he joined Congress, Mr. Davis was the first freshman representative in 50 years to hold a subcommittee chairmanship, taking the gavel of the Subcommittee on the District of Columbia.

While in Congress, Mr. Davis was a chief author of more than 100 pieces of legislation that became law, including the Services Acquisition Reform Act (SARA), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), D.C. "Control Board" Act, District of Columbia College Access Program, D.C. Revitalization Act, Federal Acquisition Reform Act (FARA), National Capital Transportation Amendments Act (Washington Metro Authorization), Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and the Y2K Act (tort reform). He also presided over 150 hearings and investigations culminating in reports which included Hurricane Katrina, steroid use in professional baseball and contracting in Iraq.

Jim Davis
  • Partner
  • Holland & Knight

The Honorable Jim Davis, a member of Holland & Knight’s Public Policy & Regulation Group, draws upon his extensive experience in the public sector to provide strategic legal, legislative and regulatory counsel to clients in Florida, the District of Columbia and across the country. Mr. Davis served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 10 years, from 1997 to 2007. He represented the City of Tampa and portions of St. Petersburg, Bradenton and Hillsborough County, Florida. In 2006, Mr. Davis was the Democratic nominee for governor of Florida. While in Congress, Mr. Davis served on the Energy and Commerce Committee where he was focused on energy, telecommunications and electronic commerce, healthcare, the environment and consumer protection issues. In addition, Mr. Davis served on the Committee on International Relations and the Budget Committee, and was elected by his peers to be the president of the Democratic Freshman Class in 1997.
 

James Rowley
  • Bloomberg Government

James Rowley is a veteran Washington reporter who has covered Congress, the courts, the Justice Department and regulatory agencies for Bloomberg and the Associated Press. His experience includes coverage of the Iran-Contra affair, the congressional investigations of President Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election fundraising and the 2000 presidential election recount.

Currently, he covers the House and Senate leadership and when Congress is in session writes a state-of-play analysis of a pressing issue that leads Bloomberg Government's "What to Watch Today" feature.

During a dozen years on Capitol Hill for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Government, he has covered major legislative battles over immigration, judicial confirmations, rescuing Wall Street during the 2008 financial crisis, health care, budgets and taxation.

He began his journalistic career covering hockey and soccer for the campus daily at Brown University, where he earned an A.B. in history before graduating to the police and court beats at his hometown newspaper in Rochester, N.Y. He joined Bloomberg News in 1998 as a legal affairs reporter, specializing in antitrust, and covered the government's landmark case against Microsoft Corp. He's been part of the Bloomberg Government congressional news team since 2013.