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O’Melveny’s Leviss Quoted in The Hill on House Hearing on GM Vehicle RecallApril 01, 2014 O’Melveny & Myers partner David Leviss was quoted in The Hill’s April 1, 2014, article “GM’s Chief Exec Takes the Hot Seat.” The article focuses on a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing to address questions regarding General Motors’ recent vehicle recall.
Leviss, who formerly served as chief oversight counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and helped lead that panel’s investigation into Toyota’s safety problems, told the publication that the role of General Motors’s lobbyists “in a true oversight hearing is identifying who are your friendlies and who are your enemies. And with your friendlies, what will they do to advance the company’s message?”
“The more members that they convince that this hearing won’t be worth their time and not to show up, the better off they will be,” Leviss said.
Leviss is a member of O’Melveny’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice, and resides in the Firm’s Washington, DC office.