Working at the Smithsonian
Office of the General Counsel
- Attorneys with the Office of the General Counsel provide legal advice and counsel
to the Board of Regents, Secretary and other Smithsonian Staff on various issues including: the legal Nature and
administration of the Institution, intellectual property, employment, collections management, contracts, ethics, taxes,
tort claims, Freedom of Information Act, etc.
- OGC represents the Smithsonian in litigation and other adversarial
proceedings before federal, state and local governments. Attorneys are members of the Bar and usually have years of
experience prior to joining the Institution.
"Working at the Smithsonian"