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Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Finance and Litigation

Michelle McClelland
Assistant General Counsel
Tel: (202) 482-8036
Fax: (202) 482-5858

Stephen O'Rourke
Deputy Assistant General Counsel
Tel: (202) 482-5263


The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Finance and Litigation (OAGC/F&L) provides commercial and general legal advice and litigative representation to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Michelle O. McClelland is the Assistant General Counsel and Stephen O’Rourke is the Deputy Assistant General Counsel. The office includes four operating divisions. Lauren Didiuk is Chief of the Contract Law Division (CLD); Percy Robinson is Chief of the Federal Assistance Law Division (FALD); Megan Rose is Chief of the General Litigation Division (GenLit); and Lynn Flanagan is Chief of the Real Property and Environmental Law Division (RPELD).  The office also includes the Office of Appellate Services (OAS), headed by the Deputy Assistant General Counsel.

Office Description

The OAGC/F&L is responsible for ensuring that administrative, regulatory and statutory requirements are met in the Department’s commercial conduct. Its portfolio includes matters related to debt collection, loan issuance, loan guarantees, audits of Departmental Financial Statements, provision of financial assistance, intellectual property and Federal procurements. The OAGC/F&L also functions as DOC’s Point of Contact for Department of Justice consultations regarding significant appellate and Supreme Court litigation, including cases in which the United States participates as amicus curiae. The office also represents the Department in general and commercial litigation that spans a range of subject matter from procurements, financial assistance, tort and admiralty claims, bankruptcies, foreclosures, environmental law disputes, and litigation-related subpoenas for production of documents or testimony of Department officials.


OAGC/F&L Offices

U.S. Department of Commerce Main Office National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Institute of Standards and Technology Census Bureau


Room 5896
1401 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Tel: (202) 482-1328
Fax: (202) 482-5858


1325 East-West Highway
SSMC2 9th Floor OA52
Silver Spring MD 20910
Tel: (301) 713-2175, 2176, and 2177
Fax: (301) 713-0947



Room S210
8800 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Tel: (301) 286-5713
Fax: (301) 286-1947


Room A-121
100 Bureau Drive,
Building 411,
Stop 4730
Gaithersburg, MD
Tel: (301) 975-5035
Fax: (301) 840-5976



Room A-145
100 Bureau Drive
Building 301
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Tel: (301) 975-8463
Fax: (301) 763-6238



Room 3J256A
4600 Silver Hill Rd.
Suitland, MD 20746
Tel: (301) 763-8897
Fax: (301) 763-4624