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.
Thomas M. Johnson, Jr. serves as General Counsel. P. Michele Ellison, Ashley Boizelle and Michael Carlson serve as Deputy General Counsels. David Gossett serves as Deputy General Counsel/Chief of Staff. Karen Onyeije serves as Associate General Counsel; James R. Bird as Senior Counsel; and John Williams as Senior Counselor to the General Counsel.