The Office of the General Counsel (GC) provides legal advice, counsel, and services to the Agency and its officials and ensures that USAID programs are administered in accordance with legislative authorities. 

GC serves as the Agency's chief legal officer and is the principal advisor to the administrator on Agency-wide policy matters. GC also advises on legal matters concerning the operation and administration of USAID programs, and on matters relating to legislation or proposed legislation affecting USAID.

GC provides advice and guidance on congressional investigations and determines what legal courses of action are appropriate for the Agency. GC also maintains liaison with other government organizations to provide advice or assistance in interpreting or applying the legal authorities of the Agency and represents USAID in connection with legal matters affecting it.

 

 

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Margaret L Taylor

Margaret L Taylor

General Counsel

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Margaret L. Taylor is the General Counsel of USAID.

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Jun Jin

Jun Jin

Deputy General Counsel

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Jun Jin is the Deputy General Counsel (Civil Service) for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Joel Sandefur

Joel Sandefur

Deputy General Counsel

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Joel Sandefur serves as Foreign Service Deputy General Counsel.

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