Office of Inspector General
Aug. 18, 2015
Deputy Inspector General for Counsel and Mission Support
Mr. Fillinger is the Deputy Inspector General for Counsel and Mission Support at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of Inspector General (OIG). In this capacity, he oversees the OIG's legal functions. Mr. Fillinger joined the OIG in 2014. He is active in the OIG legal community and serves as an instructor for the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Training Institute. He is admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Prior to joining the SEC OIG, Mr. Fillinger served as the General Counsel and Deputy Special Inspector General for Legal and External Affairs at the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), where he oversaw the provision of legal services as well as Communications and Legislative Affairs. Prior to SIGTARP, Mr. Fillinger served as Chief Counsel to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). Before joining TIGTA in 2000, Mr. Fillinger worked for the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel in Atlanta and in Cincinnati, providing legal support to the IRS related to federal employment law, government contracting, ethics, criminal tax, and other matters. He also litigated on behalf of the IRS in the United States Tax Court and served as a special assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Ohio.
Mr. Fillinger holds a J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Cincinnati.