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Eric J. Fygi has served as the Deputy General Counsel since the Department of Energy's founding in October 1977, and periodically has served since then as the Department's Acting General Counsel. Together with the General Counsel, he is responsible to the Secretary of Energy for all the Department’s legal affairs and the management of a 100-plus complement of attorneys at the Department’s headquarters.
John T. Lucas is the Deputy General Counsel for Transactions, Technology, & Contractor Human Resources at the United States Department of Energy (DOE). He manages a legal staff responsible for providing legal counsel to the procurement and financial assistance, technology transfer and intellectual property, and contractor labor and pension activities of program offices throughout the Department, including the Offices of Environmental Management, Fossil Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy, and Science. He entered the Senior Executive Service in 2011.