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).
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.
Isaac B. Rosenberg, Assistant Counsel
Mr. Rosenberg has served as an Assistant Counsel since December 2013. Mr. Rosenberg previously worked as an associate in the litigation group of Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C. (2011-2013), and before that as a law clerk to the Honorable Barry G. Silverman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2009-2010) and the Honorable John R. Padova of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2008-2009). Mr. Rosenberg graduated Order of the Coif from William & Mary School of Law in 2008, where he served as an editor of the William and Mary Law Review and a board member of the National Moot Court team. Mr. Rosenberg in 2004 earned a B.S. in marketing, summa cum laude, and a B.A. in public relations, magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Jamie H. Whitelock, Senior Staff Attorney
Ms. Whitelock has served as a Senior Staff Attorney since April 2014; she joined the Office of General Counsel in August 2012 as a Staff Attorney. Before joining the Office of General Counsel, Ms. Whitelock worked for various Members of Congress and a congressionally-based nonprofit organization. Ms. Whitelock graduated from the University of Southern California Law School, where she served as a senior editor of the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice and externed for the Honorable John A. Kronstadt, now of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Whitelock earned a B.A., cum laude, in government with honors, from Claremont McKenna College. Before law school, Ms. Whitelock worked for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Kyle T. Jones, Staff Attorney
Mr. Jones has served as a Staff Attorney since June 2014. Before joining the Office of General Counsel, he was a law fellow at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (2013-14), working in NOAA’s International Law and Oceans & Coasts offices. Mr. Jones received his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School (2013), and his B.S., cum laude, from Northwestern University (2004). Before law school, Mr. Jones worked as an analyst at UBS Investment Bank (2006-08).
Sarah “Sally” Clouse, Staff Attorney
Ms. Clouse has served as Staff Attorney since July 2014. Before joining the Office of General Counsel, Ms. Clouse served as a legal fellow at the Council of the District of Columbia Office of General Counsel. She also previously served as a law clerk at the Library of Congress Office of General Counsel, the Congressional Research Service, and the District of Columbia Attorney General. Ms. Clouse received B.A.s in both Political Science and Psychology, summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2010), and her J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School (2013), where she was a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.