The Deputy Chief Counsel directs the activities of the Chief Counsel staff and is responsible for ensuring consistent and timely legal counsel to FMCSA. The Deputy serves as the liaison on all legal issues handled by the Office of the Chief Counsel, to include those involving enforcement, regulatory, legislative and international activities. The Deputy Chief Counsel provides technical direction and professional guidance to the attorneys within each of the four FMCSA service centers.
Under the authority and direction of the Chief Counsel, the Deputy Chief Counsel is responsible for directing:
- Legal research activities and the preparations of legal opinions, the interpretation and application of laws, regulations, and standards that relate to the operations and expenditures of FMCSA.
- Activities of the Headquarters Chief Counsel staff and is responsible for ensuring consistent and timely legal counsel to FMCSA. The Deputy Chief Counsel provides technical direction and professional guidance to the attorneys within each of the four FMCSA service centers.
- Engagement with the Department's Office of Litigation and U. S. attorneys in the prosecuting of civil and criminal proceeding arising under applicable acts and serving as Agency legal authority in the enforcement of motor carrier provisions of Title 49, United States Code -Transportation, and other statutory enactments.
- Activities regarding legislation and responds to requests from Congress and Congressional committees to provide technical assistance drafting legislation and any other matter of interest to committees or individual members: Provides technical review of drafted legislation and assesses impact on existing statutes, regulations, and FMCSA programs and activities.
The Deputy also serves as the Deputy Agency Ethics Officer for FMCSA. In so doing, is responsible for advising all FMCSA employees, including the Administrator, and former employees on conflicts of interest matters under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as modified by the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, and related statutes and regulations. The Deputy also has frequent, direct contact with members of Congress and Congressional staffs, representatives of foreign governments, high ranking officials from the Departments of Transportation, Justice, Office of Management and Budget, and other Federal agencies.
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