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 the General Counsel. P. Michele Ellison serves as Deputy General Counsel overseeing the Transactions, Fraud and Bankruptcy Team, Ashley Boizelle serves as Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, and Michael Carlson serves as Deputy General Counsel for the Administrative Law Division. Karen Onyeije serves as Associate General Counsel and James R. Bird as Senior Counsel.