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.