Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel provides legal services for the Secretary of Commerce and all of the Department's operating units. The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the Department.

The mission of the Office of the General Counsel is to have a lasting impact on rules for Commerce that revitalize the economy and lay a foundation for sustainable U.S. leadership in a global economy in the 21st Century.  The Office of General Counsel seeks to be a leader in building a culture of excellence, service, and creative collaboration within its offices and across the Department of Commerce.

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Offices

  • Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
    • Executive Office (EO)
    • Commerce Research Library
    • Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Administration and Transactions (AGC-ADTRAX)
      • Contract Law Division (CLD)
      • Ethics Law and Programs Division
      • Federal Assistance Law Division (FALD)
      • General Law Division (GLD)
      • Real Property and Environmental Law Division (RPELD)
    • Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Employment, Litigation and Information (AGC-ELI)
      • Employment and Labor Law Division (ELLD)
      • General Litigation Division (GLD)
      • Information Law (InfoLaw)
    • Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulations, and Oversight (AGC-LRO)
      • Oversight Division
    • Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for Economic Affairs (OCC-EA)
    • Office of Chief Counsel of the Economic Development Administration (OCC-EDA)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance (OCC-TEC)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for Industry and Security (OCC-IS)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce (OCC-IC)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for National Institute of Standards and Technology (OCC-NIST)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for National Telecommunications and Information Administration (OCC-NTIA)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for the Minority Business Development Agency (OCC-MBDA)
    • Office of the General Counsel for National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA GC)
    • Office of the General Counsel for United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO GC)

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  • Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
    • Executive Office (EO)
    • Commerce Research Library
    • Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Administration and Transactions (AGC-ADTRAX)
      • Contract Law Division (CLD)
      • Ethics Law and Programs Division
      • Federal Assistance Law Division (FALD)
      • General Law Division (GLD)
      • Real Property and Environmental Law Division (RPELD)
    • Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Employment, Litigation and Information (AGC-ELI)
      • Employment and Labor Law Division (ELLD)
      • General Litigation Division (GLD)
      • Information Law (InfoLaw)
    • Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulations, and Oversight (AGC-LRO)
      • Oversight Division
    • Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for Economic Affairs (OCC-EA)
    • Office of Chief Counsel of the Economic Development Administration (OCC-EDA)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance (OCC-TEC)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for Industry and Security (OCC-IS)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce (OCC-IC)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for National Institute of Standards and Technology (OCC-NIST)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for National Telecommunications and Information Administration (OCC-NTIA)
    • Office of the Chief Counsel for the Minority Business Development Agency (OCC-MBDA)
    • Office of the General Counsel for National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA GC)
    • Office of the General Counsel for United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO GC)