Welcome to the Office of the General Counsel
The General Counsel is the Commission's chief legal officer and adviser. The Office of General Counsel's (OGC) major functions are representing the Commission in court and providing legal counsel to the Commission, the operating bureaus, and other offices.
OGC has developed a summary of the Commission's legal authority, which outlines the statutes enforced by the FTC. The OGC also issues a quarterly Litigation Status Report, which summarizes the current status of pending court actions involving the Commission. OGC also plays an active role in advancing the development of the law, and, when appropriate, files amicus briefs for the Commission.