Office of the General Counsel (OGC)

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OGC attorneys provide several types of legal support to further GAO’s mission. Each mission team at GAO has dedicated attorneys who advise teams during the audit and reporting process.

In addition, OGC provides legal opinions and decisions to Congress and federal agencies on the use of and accountability for public funds and issues decisions on Congressional Review Act and Federal Vacancies Reform Act matters.

OGC also adjudicates bid protests—companies’ challenges to federal agencies’ contracting decisions.

Some positions this team employs: 

  • Assistant General Counsels
  • Attorneys 
  • Law Clerks 
  • Law Librarians
  • Legal Technicians
  • Paralegals 
  • Executive Assistants 

To learn more about OGC, visit our legal careers overview.

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