Several state legislatures whose members are facing allegations of sexual misconduct similar to those brought against film industry moguls, TV news anchors, and politicians have launched official investigations with the help of outside law firms, including Jackson Lewis, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and Hogan Lovells.

Allegations of sexual misconduct have implicated state-level lawmakers in states across the U.S., including California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. While numerous states, such as Illinois, have announced investigations and vowed to revisit their legislatures’ sexual harassment policies, some have gone further, tapping outside lawyers at big firms to come in and investigate.

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