Mission Statement

The General Counsel is charged by the Secretary of Energy with the authority to determine the Department’s authoritative position on any question of law. The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice, counsel, and support to the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, and program offices throughout DOE to further the Department’s mission of advancing the national, economic, and energy security of the United States through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Employment and Internships

For employment and law students internships in the Office of the General Counsel, please view the information provided.


Samuel Walsh
General Counsel
Avi Zevin
Principal Deputy General Counsel
Susan Beard
Deputy General Counsel for General Law
John T. Lucas
Deputy General Counsel for Business Transactions