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Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) consists of five organization units: (1) the Deputy General Counsel - Administration; (2) the Deputy General Counsel - Law; (3) the Enforcement Division; (4) the Litigation Division; and (5) the Policy Division.

Lisa J. Stevenson, Acting General Counsel

Lisa Stevenson, Deputy General Counsel - Law The Federal Election Commission appointed Ms. Stevenson Acting General Counsel on September 22, 2016. Ms. Stevenson joined the Commission in May 2012, serving as Special Counsel to the General Counsel. In October 2012, she was named Deputy General Counsel for Law, where she advised the General Counsel and assisted in overseeing all of the organizational units of the Office of General Counsel, including Policy, Litigation, and Enforcement. Prior to her arrival at the Commission, Ms. Stevenson was a Partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. Before joining Zuckerman Spaeder, she was an Associate with Covington & Burling from 1997 to 2005, and she served as Law Clerk to Honorable Judge James Robertson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 1996 to 1997. Ms. Stevenson is a 1992 magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College and she received her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1996.


Senior Staff


Toll-free: 800-424-9530 (press 0, then ext. 1650)
Locally: 202-694-1650

Law Library

The Commission law library, a government document depository, is located on the eleventh floor and is open to the public. The library contains a basic reference collection, which includes materials on campaign finance reform, election law and current political activity. Visitors to the law library may use its computers to access the Internet and FEC databases. FEC advisory opinions and computer indices of enforcement proceedings (MURs) may be searched in the law library or the Public Records Office. For reference queries or Inter Library loans please contact Lucia Martinez,, 202-694-1515.

Toll-free: 800-424-9530 (press 0, then ext. 1600)
Locally: 202-694-1600