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Office of the General Counsel (OGC)

What We Do

The Office of the General Counsel provides sound and timely counsel and legal services to the Commission and to the Commission staff. The Office's key responsibilities include: participating, in collaboration with Commission program offices, in the development of Commission draft orders, rulemakings and other Commission decisions; advising the Commission and its staff on legal matters; representing the Commission before the courts; reviewing proposed legislation and preparing Congressional testimony; and advising other government agencies, regulated entities and the public on matters within the Commission's jurisdiction.

The Office of the General Counsel has the following sub-organizations: Energy Markets-1 Section; Energy Markets-2 Section; Dispute Resolution Service; Energy Projects Section; Solicitor's Office; General and Administrative Law Section; and the Administration and Operations Group. Learn More

Dispute Resolution Service (DRS)

The Dispute Resolution Service is a small independent service-oriented team, housed within OGC, that promotes timely and high quality mutual resolutions of disputes through its: (1) offer of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services like facilitation and mediation for matters involving entities subject to the Commission's jurisdiction; (2) management of the Commission Landowner Helpline; and (3) educating and training of audiences on ADR techniques. Learn More

David L. Morenoff serves as Acting General Counsel.

OGC Organization Chart
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    Office of the General Counsel Organization Chart