Seasoned trial lawyers with media relations expertise, supported by expert forensic accountants, researchers, investigators, and analysts. 

Litigation, government enforcement, and regulatory inquiries are often accompanied by intense media scrutiny and reputational risks that can spread rapidly and widely. Clients need attorneys who can prevail in the courtroom while also successfully navigating these secondary risks. The Lenzner Firm, P.C. combines years of experience in litigation with unrivaled fact-finding capabilities and firsthand experience in media relations to help clients solve complex problems and mitigate risk.

The Lenzner Firm, P.C. was founded by Terry F. Lenzner (now retired), who previously served as Assistant Chief Counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee. Prior to establishing the firm, Lenzner was a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and an attorney at other prominent Washington, D.C. law firms.

Today, the firm is led by Arun G. Rao. Drawing on his experience at the U.S. Department of Justice, the White House, the New York County District Attorney’s Office, and in private practice, Rao directs due diligence and corporate internal investigations, advises clients on crisis and risk management, and handles white-collar matters.

Practice Areas


White Collar Representation and Government Investigations


Internal Corporate Investigations


Litigation and Crisis Communications


Vetting and Due Diligence




The Lenzner Firm’s Leadership Transition Profiled in The National Law Journal

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The Washington Post Interviews The Lenzner Firm’s Arun Rao

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