The Office of General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission serves as the chief legal advisor to the Commission and to its various bureaus and offices. The General Counsel also represents the Commission in litigation in federal courts, recommends decisions in adjudicatory matters before the Commission, assists the Commission in its decision making capacity and performs a variety of legal functions regarding internal and other administrative matters.

P. Michele Ellison serves as the Acting General Counsel. Karen Onyeije serves as Associate General Counsel, James R. Bird serves as Senior Counsel and Margaret Drake serves as Senior Agency Official for Privacy.

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Updated: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021