Office of Chief Counsel




Mell Roy, Chief Counsel

Mell Roy, Chief Counsel

Email: mell.roy@emcbc.doe.gov

Mission

The mission of the Office of Chief Counsel is to provide attorney/paralegal services as needed to resolve legal issues arising at the Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC), client sites, Office of Legacy Management and field locations. These services include: contract law issues; environmental law issues; supporting management in matters related to grievances, collective bargaining, ethics, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), request for documents under the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), toxic tort claims, etc.; third-party claims; Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act; legal issues related to divestiture activities in anticipation of, and preparation for, site closure; and, litigation, both judicial and administrative, arising from any or all of the above. All legal services are rendered under the professional supervision and oversight of the department’s General Counsel.

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Acquisition & Litigaton

Brady Jones, Supervisory General Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel

Email: brady.jones@emcbc.doe.gov

Mission

The mission of Acquisition & Litigaton is to:
  • Provide legal support to the EMCBC and client sites in the area of contract law and throughout the federal procurement process, including negotiations, pre-award and post- award activities.
  • Provide counsel, advice and guidance relative to issues arising from the contractor's performance, including assisting with applicability and interpretation of contract clauses, determinations of allowable cost, contract compliance, claims for equitable adjustment, and final decisions of the contracting officer.
  • Represent the Government in contractor appeals to the DOE Board of Contract Appeals, and provide legal support to Department of Justice attorneys in appeals to the Court of Federal Claims.
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General & Environmental Law

Thomas Aug, Supervisory General Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel

Email: thomas.aug@emcbc.doe.gov

Mission

The mission of General & Environmental Law is to:
  • Provide legal counsel, advice and support in matters such as personnel, employment or labor related grievances or claims, government ethics, Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Privacy Act, Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), real property, and general law.
  • Provide legal support and services to the EMCBC and client sites in matters of general law and the administration of DOE programs and requirements pertaining to conflicts of interest and other standard of employee conduct.
  • Provide oversight and monitoring of the contractor outside legal representation costs in accordance with protocols established by the Department’s Office of General Counsel and is responsible for litigation management activities in accordance with 10 CFR 719, the contractor’s legal management plans and appropriate FAR or DEAR clauses.
  • Represent the EMCBC and client sites before administrative forum and the state courts in all legal matters and assists the Department of Justice in such matters before the Federal Courts. Provide litigation support for the EMCBC and client sites.
  • Provide legal counsel, advice and support on environmental, health or safety issues arising at the EMCBC and at client sites.
  • Provide legal review, advice and support to the EMCBC and customer sites in regard to environmental protection and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable environmental protection laws, regulations and other requirements.
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Environmental Law

Mell Roy, Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel

Email: mell.roy@emcbc.doe.gov

Mission

The mission of Environmental Law is to:
  • Provide legal counsel, advice and support on environmental, health or safety issues arising at the EMCBC and at client sites.
  • Provide legal review, advice and support to the EMCBC and customer sites in regard to environmental protection and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable environmental protection laws, regulations and other requirements.
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Support Services

Scott Lucarelli, Team Lead, Office of Chief Counsel

Email: scott.lucarelli@emcbc.doe.gov

Mission

The mission of Support Services is to provide support services to Office of Legal Service, EMCBC, and client sites. Services include legal research, administrative assistance, record keeping, and processing of FOIA/PA/EEOC requests