January 22, 2014
Announcing OGE’s New General Counsel
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics Announces:
OGE has appointed David J. Apol as General Counsel. Mr. Apol’s career has prepared him well for this position. For the past decade, he served as the Chief Counsel for Administrative Law at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, leading the administrative law program of a cabinet-level agency. Before that, he served as an Associate General Counsel at OGE, where his accomplishments included both working on ethics law reform in the United States and advising a foreign government on establishing its own ethics laws at a critical time of political change. Prior to coming to OGE, Mr. Apol served as Associate Counsel to the President, advising the President, the First Lady, and senior White House officials on ethics issues and the Presidential nominee financial disclosure program. He served as an executive branch agency ethics official at the Department of Labor from 1992 to 2000, where he was charged with establishing and then managing a new Department-wide ethics program. Previously, he served as a Counsel for the Senate Ethics Committee from 1987 to 1992. Prior to coming to Washington, Mr. Apol served as a Judge Advocate General Officer in the U.S. Army where he was responsible for ethics, administrative law, international law and contract law. He is a graduate of both Wheaton College and the University of Michigan Law School.