Who We Are

Office of General Counsel - Who We Are

Acting General Counsel Tricia Wellman is the chief legal officer of the ODNI and the head of the Office of General Counsel (OGC). The General Counsel is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. He is supported by a career staff that includes a Principal Deputy General Counsel, Deputy General Counsels, and attorneys and legal professionals. OGC’s role is to provide expert legal counsel to ODNI leadership and the agency’s personnel, including those assigned to its five intelligence centers, ensuring that all personnel assigned to the ODNI act in accordance with applicable law, regulations, and directives.