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Angelle Smith Baugh

Special Counsel
Angelle Baugh

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.

  • Representing a major U.S. sports organization in multiple House and Senate investigations and hearings related to athlete safety.
  • Representing the largest company involved in the drug pricing investigations of the House and Senate, including preparing successive CEOs for oversight hearings.
  • Representing a think tank in an internal review of FARA compliance.
  • Representing a U.S. Senator in a Senate Ethics Committee investigation.
  • Representing video game developer in investigations by the Office of Congressional Ethics and House Ethics Committee.
  • Representing the former Chief of Staff to Senator John Ensign in parallel investigations by the Senate Ethics Committee and U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Representing a television personality in an investigation by the Federal Election Commission.
  • Representing a House staffer in a sensitive House Ethics Committee investigation.
  • Representing an accountant in parallel campaign finance investigations by the Department of Justice and Federal Ethics Commission.
  • Representing multiple parties in campaign finance investigations by the Federal Election Commission.
  • Representing senior executive of large oilfield services company in Department of Justice criminal investigation into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Representing major pharmaceutical product manufacturers in connection with Department of Justice civil and criminal investigations.
  • Counseling clients on compliance with congressional gift and travel rules.
  • Representing large national bank in connection with Federal Reserve and Department of Justice investigations of mortgage lending practices.

Pro Bono

  • Advising non-profits on lobbying registration and disclosure regulations.
  • Arguing four-day jury trial on behalf defendant facing attempted murder and other criminal charges in Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • Drafting successful motions to exclude evidence in high profile double homicide case in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Society

Previous Experience

  • Congressman W.J. “Billy” Tauzin, Chairman, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Legislative Assistant
  • The Walt Disney Company, Government Relations Manager
  • Motion Picture Association International, Law Clerk
  • The White House, Executive Office of the President, Legal Intern