Michael A. Cannon currently serves as the Chief Counsel for Economic affairs overseeing a staff providing legal advice and services to Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the U.S. Census Bureau. Prior to serving in this position, he served as Chief of the General Litigation Division for the U.S. Department of Commerce overseeing a staff that handled a wide variety of federal litigation matters such as tort litigation, constitutional claims, personal injury and property claims, representation of individual agency employees, administrative law, commercial law and bankruptcies, and evidentiary and testimonial procedures. He has over 35 years of government service which includes active duty military service, employment with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and his career at the U.S. Department of Commerce which he began in 1992. He is a retired Navy Captain where he served as a Radar Intercept Officer in the F-14 Tomcat. He is married to the former Mary Ann Schult, and has three children, Joseph, Beth and Anna, and resides in Ashburn, Virginia.