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Charles J. Willoughby
Acting Inspector General, Résumé
May 18, 2005




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Charles J. Willoughby
Acting Inspector General

Charles J. Willoughby brings nearly 30 years of legal experience to the District of Columbia government, during which he has provided counsel to individuals, members and employees of Congress, and corporate entities. Since 1998, Mr. Willoughby has served as the Assistant Inspector General and Counsel for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Office of the Inspector General. In this role he has investigated allegations of misconduct against officers and employees of the federal government and provided counsel to the Inspector General of the FCC.

Prior to joining the FCC, Mr. Willoughby was the Senior Associate General Counsel for Litigation at Howard University and Staff Counsel for the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (i.e., the Ethics Committee) for the U.S. House of Representatives from 1990 to 1997. During his tenure, the Ethics Committee took up several cases, including the House Bank and House Speaker Newt Gingrich matters. Mr. Willoughby also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Washington, D.C., Office of the U.S. Attorney from 1984 to 1990.

Mr. Willoughby has also worked as an attorney for the Louisiana World's Fair, the Office of the City Attorney and the Office of the District Attorney for Orleans Parish in New Orleans, Louisiana; the Southern Minnesota Regional legal Service in Mankato, Minnesota; and for the law firm of Dorsey & Marks in New Orleans.

Mr. Willoughby is a member of the District of Columbia and Louisiana State Bar Associations. He presently serves on the Board on Professional Responsibility with the D.C. Court of Appeals.

Mr. Willoughby holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Jamestown College in Jamestown, North Dakota, and a Juris Doctor from Howard University Law School in Washington, DC. He currently lives with his wife and two sons in Ward 4.

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