- 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.
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.
- 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.
Ethics Inquiries should be directed to one of the Depot's Ethics Counselors at the following numbers:
- 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.
Legal assistance inquiries should be directed to the following numbers:
Acquisition Law/Business Development
- 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.
Acquisition Law inquiries should be directed to the following numbers:
Labor/Civilian Personnel Law
- 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.
Labor/Civilian Personnel Law inquiries should be directed to the following numbers:
- 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.
Environmental Law inquiries should be directed to the following numbers:
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
Litigation inquiries should be directed to the following numbers: