Office of Counsel
With a staff consisting of attorneys and support personnel primarily headquartered in Washington, DC, the Office of Counsel provides legal services to the nationwide operations of the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The office provides legal counsel to the OIG in litigation arising out of or affecting OIG operations and provides support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Department of Justice in False Claims Act litigation and other cases involving or related to the OIG.
The Office of Counsel is also responsible for representing the OIG in personnel matters; managing the OIG's disclosure obligations under the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act; providing legal advice and support to other OIG components, including audits and investigations; conducting the OIG's ethics program; reviewing proposed legislation, regulations, and GSA policies; and reviewing OIG policies, contracts, and publications.