Office of Counsel
With a staff of six attorneys and two support personnel headquartered in Washington, DC, the Office of Counsel provides legal services to the nationwide operations of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The Counsel performs the Inspector General's statutory function of reviewing legislation and proposed regulations, as well as representing the OIG in personnel matters and providing support to U.S. Attorney's Offices and the Department of Justice in False Claims Act litigation.
The Office of Counsel is responsible for the OIG's Standards of Conduct and ethics program and works closely with management to ensure that OIG employees comply with the highest standards of ethical behavior. The Office also manages the OIG's disclosure obligations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act, and discovery requirements in judicial and administrative litigation.