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Office of the General Counsel
Senior Staff & Phone Numbers

Immediate Office

Title
Name
Phone
General Counsel Vacant 202-401-6000
Principal Deputy General Counsel and Acting General Counsel Emma Leheny 202-401-6000
Deputy General Counsel Philip H. Rosenfelt 202-401-6000
Deputy General Counsel Hilary Malawer
202-401-6000
Deputy General Counsel Toby Merrill
202-401-6000
Executive Officer Liza Araujo 202-401-6000

Senior Counsel

Rob Wexler

202-401-6000

Senior Counsel for Information & Technology Bucky Methfessel 202-401-6000

Senior Counsel

Ron Petracca

202-401-6000

Chief of Staff  Greg Schmidt 202-401-6000
Senior Counsel Joanna Darcus 202-401-6000
Senior Counsel Will Desmond 202-401-6000
Senior Counsel Gypsy Moore 202-401-6000

Program Services

Elementary, Secondary, Adult & Vocational Education Division

Assistant General Counsel Dennis Koeppel 202-401-8292

Deputy Assistant General Counsel

Kay Rigling

202-401-8292

Educational Equity Division

Assistant General Counsel

Kathryn Ellis

202-401-8316

Deputy Assistant General Counsel

Francisco Lopez

202-401-8316

Postsecondary and Departmental Law Service

Postsecondary Education Division

Assistant General Counsel

Brian Siegel

202-401-8302

Deputy Assistant General Counsel

Vacant

202-401-8302

Business and Administrative Law Division

Acting Assistant General Counsel

Michael Taylor

202-401-6700

Deputy Assistant General Counsel

Michael Taylor

202-401-6700

Ethics, Legislative Counsel and Regulatory Services

Ethics Division

Assistant General Counsel & Designated Agency Ethics Official

Marcella Goodridge

202-401-8309

Deputy Assistant General Counsel & Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official

Kristina Spencer

202-401-8309

Legislative Counsel Division

Assistant General Counsel

Paul Riddle

202-401-8313

Regulatory Services Division

Assistant General Counsel

Lynn Mahaffie

202-401-8300

Deputy Assistant General Counsel

Amanda Amann

202-401-8300

Note: This page contains information regarding the Office of the General Counsel senior staff. When fully staffed, the Office of the General Counsel has approximately 130 total employees (including both part-time and full-time employees).



   
Last Modified: 07/15/2021