Office of the General Counsel
The Office of the General Counsel is the legal advisor and advocate for the
Foundation, providing legal advice and assistance on all aspects of the
Foundation's programs, policies, and operations, as well as areas affecting
science and technology more broadly. Advice is provided in a wide variety of
areas, such as: grants, contracts and cooperative agreements; intellectual
property; conflicts-of-interest; employee and labor relations; civil rights;
health, safety and environment; public regulation of research; Federal fiscal
and administrative law and procedure; international law and agreements; and
national security restrictions of scientific research (including export
controls). The Office of the General Counsel also provides litigation expertise
to the agency coordinating each phase of complex litigation with various
divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Lawrence Rudolph is the General Counsel of the Foundation.
Amy Northcutt is the Deputy General Counsel.
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