Office of the General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel (GC) provides a wide variety of legal services that help ensure efficient, effective, and economical government operations. OGC attorneys assist Congress, federal agencies, and GAO analysts in interpreting the laws that govern the expenditure of public funds and the myriad of government programs and activities. GAO is nonideological, nonpartisan, and fact-based in its work. This independence ensures that OGC’s approximately 130 attorneys can reach impartial and unbiased judgments, consistent with the agency’s core values of accountability, integrity, and reliability.

To learn more, view or download this Office of General Counsel overview brochure (PDF, 11 pages).