A Divided Congress May Increase Companies’ Political Risks
November 08, 2022DownloadsDownload Article
Kristina Moore (Managing Director) and Alexander Miehls (Director) of our Strategic Communications segment provide a partisan perspective – Democrat and Republican – on potential escalating political risks for corporations following the 2022 U.S. midterm elections involving government investigations and enforcement actions.
This article from Law360 was published on November 3, 2022. The entire publication is available at: https://www.law360.com/articles/1545915/a-divided-congress-may-increase-companies-political-risks (subscription required).
“Given the current dynamics, many political analysts predict Republicans will win control of at least one congressional chamber.1 If so, the Biden administration will find itself in the new position of operating within a divided government.
So, too, will corporate America. During the next two years, political risk for corporations and their leadership will likely escalate as the Biden administration, and the new Congress, deploy their investigation and enforcement authorities.
In this environment, companies can be caught in the crossfire and will have to think carefully about how to engage with investigatory and enforcement bodies, as well as an emboldened Congress.”
1: “We rated every race in play in 2022. This is who we think will win.”, Politico (last updated October 3, 2022), https://www.politico.com/2022-election/race-forecasts-ratingsand-predictions/.
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