Associate General Counsel (Litigation)
The Associate General Counsel (Litigation) is directly responsible for all litigation
matters under the cognizance of the General Counsel. These matters primarily include
Government contract law, environmental law, and civilian personnel law. This Associate
General Counsel supervises and manages the Litigation Office, serves as the Navy's Chief
Trial Attorney, establishes policies and procedures for the conduct of litigation throughout
OGC and provides training opportunities for OGC attorneys in litigation matters.
The Litigation Office is responsible for representing the Navy in significant cases.
Approximately 35 attorneys are organized into trial teams, each with a Team Chief and two
to five trial attorneys. Litigation Office attorneys are involved in litigation involving
Federal procurement law, civilian personnel law, environmental law, and a variety of special
litigation matters. Because of the nature of the work, Litigation Office attorneys travel
frequently. Navy litigation attorneys usually appear before administrative tribunals, such
as the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and assist both Department of Justice and
U.S. Attorney lawyers in representing the Navy in Federal courts.