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Office of Inspector General

April 27, 2020

Katherine Reilly

Deputy Inspector General for Counsel to the Inspector General

Ms. Reilly is the Counsel to the Inspector General. The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG) provides independent legal advice to the Inspector General, the Inspector General's senior staff, and others in the OIG on the full range of activities, including investigations, audits, and evaluations. OCIG also assists in reviews of complex matters involving SEC programs, operations, or employees. OCIG represents the OIG in litigation before the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other administrative forums. Moreover, OCIG coordinates OIG responses to Freedom of Information Act requests and oversees legislative affairs for the OIG. 


Ms. Reilly has over 20 years of experience as an attorney in the public and private sectors. She began her career as an antitrust lawyer at the Federal Trade Commission before transitioning to private practice in the field of antitrust and commercial litigation. In 2005, Ms. Reilly joined the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG) and served as a Director of various teams, including Legal Services, Employee Relations, and Contracting. She also acted as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Texas. In 2013, Ms. Reilly joined the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, serving in the roles of Chief Counsel for Employee and Labor Relations as well as Deputy Director. In June 2019, Ms. Reilly returned to the USPS-OIG as Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Mission Support. Ms. Reilly is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees. Ms. Reilly also has a Master of Laws degree from The University of Melbourne, Australia. 

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