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Office of the Inspector General Charles Willoughby Confirmation Approval Resolution of 2005




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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


Chairman Linda W. Cropp, at the request of the Mayor, introduced the following resolution which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

To confirm the mayoral appointment of Charles James Willoughby as the Inspector General in the Office of the Inspector General.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Office of the Inspector General Charles James Willoughby Confirmation Approval Resolution of 2005".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:

Mr. Charles James Willoughby
1745 North Portal Drive, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20012

as Inspector General in the Office of the Inspector General, in accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Official Code §1-523.01), to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor for a term not to exceed May 19, 2008, as specified under the provisions of section 208 (a)(1)(A-ii) of the District of Columbia Procurement Practices Act of 1985, effective February 21, 1986 (D.C. Law 624 85; D.C. Official Code §2-302.08 (a)(1)(A-ii)).

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602 (c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code §1-206.02(c)(3)).

Sec. 4. The Secretary of the Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Mayor.

Sec. 5. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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1745 North Portal Drive, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20012

OBJECTIVE: To affiliate with a progressive organization in which my legal training and experience in the areas of government, law, and. education can be contributory to the 'achievement of its goals and objectives, as well as personally fulfilling and rewarding.


1998-Present, Assistant Inspector General and Counsel, Office of the Inspector General, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C.
1997-1998, Senior Associate, General Counsel for Litigation, Office of the General Counsel, Howard University, Washington, DC
1990-1997, Staff Counsel, Committee on Standards of Official Conduct ("Ethics Committee"), U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC
1984-1990, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney, Washington, DC
1982-1984, Staff Attorney, Louisiana World's Fair, New Orleans, LA
1979-1982, Assistant City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney, New Orleans, LA
1978-1979, Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney for Orleans Parish, New Orleans, LA
1977-1978, Staff Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Mankato, MN
1976-1977, Associate Law Partner, Dorsey & Marks, New Orleans, LA



Selected examples of the scope and breadth of responsibilities:

  • Prosecuted felonies and misdemeanors, presented matters to grand juries, litigated civil matters before state and federal courts, and litigated matters before. such administrative bodies as the Administrative Law Judges of the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Investigated allegations of misconduct against officers and employees of the federal government.
  • Supervised attorneys in trial preparation and presentation.
  • Screened civil rights matters (Dept. of H.E.W.) and criminal matters for local district attorney's and U.S. Attorney's. offices to determine if grounds existed for the bringing of charges.
  • Provided counsel to individuals (e.g. consumer rights, landlord/tenant, real estate, social security), governmental bodies (e.g. civil service, federal regulations), Members and employees of Congress (e.g. ethics) and corporate entities (e.g. employment discrimination, contract, real estate, copyright, legislative procedure).
  • Provided counsel to the Inspector General of the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Drafted policy statements (e.g. condominium conversion), contracts (e.g. supplier, licensing leases, employment) and prospectus on Citizen Action Center for coordination of programs to provide assistance, mediation and advocacy on behalf of citizens.

Additional Experience

  • (Adjunct Faculty), Xavier University, New Orleans
  • Guest Lecturer, Dillard University, New Orleans
  • Participant in the Fordham University conference on the role of religion in the practice of law.
  • Participant in the development of the zoning "overlay" for 16th Street Heights

Court Affiliations (Past and Present)

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • District of Columbia Superior Court
  • U.S. District Courts (D.C. and Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
  • Criminal District Court for Orleans Parish
  • Civil District Court for Orleans Parish
  • Minnesota State Courts

Professional and Civic Affiliations (Past and Present)

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Washington Bar Association
  • Commissioner-District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights
  • Member of Board on Professional Responsibility, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Hearing Officer-Office of Fair Employment Practices of U.S. House of Representatives
  • Delegate-District of Columbia Judicial Conference
  • Member-Charlotte E. Ray American Inn of Court
  • Speaker-U.S. Attorney's anti-drug outreach program
  • Board Member Neighbor's Inc.
  • Vice-President/Board Member-16th Street Heights Civic Association
  • Clark of Session-Sixth Presbyterian Church


Juris Doctor, 1975
Howard University Law School, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Arts-Political Science, 1971 
Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND

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