Kerry W. Kircher, General Counsel
Mr. Kircher has served as General Counsel since January 5, 2011. Previously, he served as Deputy General Counsel (July 1996 - Jan. 2011) and Senior Assistant Counsel (Nov. 1995 - July 1996) in the Office of the General Counsel. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981. After graduation, he clerked for two years for the Honorable Charles W. Joiner on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. From 1984-92, he practiced privately in Washington, D.C., principally as a trial-level and appellate litigator, with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and with Zuckerman, Spaeder, Goldstein, Taylor & Kolker. From 1992-95, he was a senior trial attorney with the Office of Thrift Supervision. Mr. Kircher also holds an LL.M. in international law from the University of London, London School of Economics (1984), and an A.B. in history with distinction from Stanford University (1976).
William Pittard, Deputy General Counsel
Mr. Pittard has served as Deputy General Counsel since January 2012. He joined the Office of General Counsel as an Assistant Counsel in February 2011. Previously, Mr. Pittard worked as an Associate at Williams & Connolly LLP (2003-05; 2006-11). Mr. Pittard served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Henry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2001-02) and the Honorable Louis F. Oberdorfer of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (2005-06). Mr. Pittard received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School (2001) and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University (1996). Mr. Pittard also taught elementary school in Baltimore, Maryland through Teach for America (1996-98).
Christine M. Davenport, Senior Assistant Counsel
Ms. Davenport has served as a Senior Assistant Counsel since January 2011, and started as an Assistant Counsel in May 2003. Prior to joining the OGC, Ms. Davenport worked in the transactional department of a Washington, D.C. law firm. She received her law degree from The Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America where she was a member of The Catholic University Law Review and the Communications Law Institute. Ms. Davenport received her B.A. in English literature from The College of the Holy Cross.
Todd B. Tatelman, Assistant Counsel
Mr. Tatelman has served as an Assistant Counsel since November 2011. Before joining the OGC, Mr. Tatelman served as a Legislative Attorney for the American Law Division of the Congressional Research Service (2003-2011). Mr. Tatelman received B.A.s in both Philosophy and Economics from Boston University (2000) and his law degree, with honors, from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (2003), where he was a member of The Catholic University Law Review.
Mary Beth Walker, Assistant Counsel
Ms. Walker has served as Assistant Counsel since March 2012. Previously, Ms. Walker worked as a litigation Associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP and Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Theresa Carroll Buchanan, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia (2005-2006). Ms. Walker received her J.D., with honors, from Duke University School of Law School (2005) and her B.A., with distinction, from the University of Virginia (2001).
Eleni M. Roumel, Assistant Counsel
Ms. Roumel has served as Assistant Counsel since October 2012. Before joining the Office of General Counsel she was a partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, and had previously practiced at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, LLP, and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, LLP. She also taught as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law. Ms. Roumel served as a law clerk to the Honorable William H. Pauley III, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane Law School, where she was a member of the Tulane Law Review. Ms. Roumel received her M.B.A. from Tulane University, and her B.A., cum laude, from Wake Forest University.