Manage a highly-trained professional legal and support staff engaged in a wide range of legal issues.
Provide expert advice and counsel to the Board on legal, ethical, and policy questions arising from the conduct of Board activities; advise the Board on procedural and substantive questions of law. Formulate and recommend the Boards position regarding difficult and complex legal problems and issues that may be controversial and of significant public interest.
Lead and/or participate in investigations and reports to the Board on those investigations. Jurisdictional questions may involve a broad variety of questions of interpretation of state or Federal statutes, and legislative history. Assist Board Members in conducting public hearings.
Prepare regulations on behalf of the Board; and review, analyze, and report to the Board on proposed legislation and bills passed by Congress. Represent the Board before Congressional committees in hearings on proposed legislation and investigations.
Direct and coordinate the preparation and review of opinions, memoranda, reports, recommendations, briefs and other documents for the Board on a wide variety of subjects, including: matters of civil, criminal, and administrative law, policy, and procedures under the statutes governing and administered by the Board; and legal questions arising from the relations between the Board, other Federal agencies, and the public.
Ensure Board compliance with Federal laws and regulations in a variety of areas, including information and privacy law, administrative law, ethics law, procurement law, fiscal/appropriations law, employment law, and other legal matters related to Federal agency practice.
Represent the Board in legal disputes in U.S. District Courts to enforce compliance with subpoenas and the Board's rules and regulations; represent the Board in the U.S. Court of Appeals on appeals from suits in District Courts related to these matters. In association with the Department of Justice, prepare all necessary documents for proceedings before the United States Supreme Court.