The Office of Counsel provides independent legal and policy advice to all components of OIG on a variety of substantive and procedural matters relating to OIG's audit, program evaluation, and investigation activities.

The Office of Legal Counsel also represents OIG in administrative litigation; manages the OIG ethics program, providing ethics training, advice, and financial disclosure reviews; and coordinates OIG responses to Freedom of Information Act and other document requests. The Office of Legal Counsel also administers the HUD OIG Hotline.

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