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Legal Office



Mission:

To deliver quality legal counseling and representational services to our clients in a professional and timely manner.
To remain responsive to our clients’ current and future needs.
To ensure that our work product reflects the highest credit upon our people, the Depot, and the Army.
   

Organization:

The Legal Office, located in Building 220 on the Anniston Army Depot, is staffed by 5 attorneys, 1 paralegal, and 1 support assistant. This group of multi-talented professionals has a combined total of 137 years of dedicated service to the federal Government. The knowledge, skills, and abilities the staff has developed over this period, especially in resolving the complex legal issues associated with operating and managing a multi-mission, heavy industrial, working capital funded production facility has given them an AMC, Army, and DoD reputation for professional competence and excellence. Areas of legal specialty include: federal litigation/administrative appeals; acquisition law; partnering/privatization; chemical emergency response; environmental, occupational health, and safety law; labor/EEO law; administrative law; military justice/criminal law; ethics; fiscal law; procurement fraud; and legal assistance.
   

Divisions:

Up Arrow image Ethics
Up Arrow image Legal Assistance
Up Arrow image Acquisition Law/Business Development
Up Arrow image Labor/Civilian Personnel Law
Up Arrow image Environmental Law
Up Arrow image Litigation
   
   
 

Ethics

Mission:

  Serves as the Depot’s Ethics Counselor, providing ethics opinions upon request.
  Directs and manages the distribution and review of financial disclosure reports (OGE 450s).
  Ensures that employees receive annual ethics training.
  Counsels employees on conflicts of interest statutes, Joint Ethics Regulation questions, Hatch Act restrictions, and post-employment restrictions.
     

Contacts:

  Ethics Inquiries should be directed to one of the Depot's Ethics Counselors at the following numbers:
      235-4179
      235-4178
      235-4373
      235-4686
     
     
     

Legal Assistance

Mission:

  Advice and assistance is provided to eligible clients regarding their personal legal affairs (e.g., wills/estates, powers of attorney, Family law, and mobilization assistance).
  Eligible Clients are: active duty military, their dependents, and retired military members.
     

Contacts:

Legal assistance inquiries should be directed to the following numbers:
      235-6518
      235-6773
      235-4373
      235-6334
       
       
       

Acquisition Law/Business Development

Mission:

  Provides support for efforts to partner with industry for defense and defense conversion work.
  Reviews for legal sufficiency all solicitations, awards, and modifications over the acquisition threshold ($100,000).
  Provides comprehensive advice concerning acquisition planning, contract administration, and dispute resolution.
  Serves as the protest and claim coordinator for all protests and claims and the Procurement Fraud Coordinator effectively implementing the Army’s Procurement Fraud Program in coordination with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
     

Contacts:

  Acquisition Law inquiries should be directed to the following numbers:
      235-4373
      235-4179
       
       
       

Labor/Civilian Personnel Law

Mission:

  Advises the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC),
the EEO Office, and management on all formal disciplinary
actions.
  Represents ANAD in all administrative proceedings (e.g.,
MSPB, OCI, EEOC, FLRA, OSC).
  Participates in developing labor-management relations
programs, develops proposals and conducts labor
negotiations.
  Prepares and conducts training courses.
       

Contacts:

  Labor/Civilian Personnel Law inquiries should be directed to the following numbers:
      235-4178
      235-6334
      235-6773
       
       
       

Environmental Law

Mission:

  Provides advice regarding applicability and interpretation of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies related to environmental protection and safety.
  Represents ANAD in negotiations with and proceedings before federal and state environmental agencies.
  Provides guidance and training on environmental liability, state environmental regulations, and current developments in environmental and safety law.
     

Contacts:

Environmental Law inquiries should be directed to the following number:
      235-4686
     
     
     

Litigation

Mission:

  Provides comprehensive assistance in the following litigation areas by developing case facts, conducting witness interviews, identifying, collecting, and preserving exhibits, drafting pleadings, and providing legal and logistical support during trial and hearing participation:
  Labor/Civilian Litigation
  Environmental Litigation
  Contract Protests and Appeals
  Magistrate Court Actions
     

Contacts:

Litigation inquiries should be directed to the following number:
      235-6773
      235-6518
     
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