OGC Staff

Matthew Berry

General Counsel

Mr. Berry joined the Office of General Counsel in February 2023. He was most recently a Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, D.C. Mr. Berry previously served as General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief of Staff of the Federal Communications Commission. He has also served in the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel and Office of Legal Policy, where he earned the Department's John Marshall Award for providing legal advice related to counter-terrorism policy. Mr. Berry was a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He also previously served as a staff attorney at the Institute for Justice. He received his A.B. in Government and Economics from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, and his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was a member of the Yale Law Journal.

Todd B. Tatelman

Deputy General Counsel

Mr. Tatelman has served in the Office of General Counsel since November 2011. Mr. Tatelman previously served as a Legislative Attorney for the American Law Division of the Congressional Research Service (2003-2011). Mr. Tatelman received bachelor of arts degrees in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics from Boston University (2000) and his law degree, with honors, from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (2003), where he was a member of The Catholic University Law Review.

Brooks M. Hanner

Associate General Counsel

Mr. Hanner has served in the Office of General Counsel since July 2018. Mr. Hanner was previously a Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells US LLP in Washington, D.C., where he represented clients in civil and criminal litigation, government investigations, and internal investigations since 2010. Before that, Mr. Hanner served as a law clerk to Judge Louise Flanagan of the Eastern District of North Carolina. Mr. Hanner received his law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2009, where he was a member of the Law Review and Order of Barristers and won the Moot Court Board Award and Best Brief in the law school’s moot court competition. He received his bachelor of science from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2006, majoring in Business Economics & Public Policy and International Business. Mr. Hanner has experience in a wide range of government enforcement actions, has argued and briefed cases at the trial and appellate levels, and has conducted numerous internal investigations for companies and universities.

Sally Clouse

Associate General Counsel

Ms. Clouse has served in the Office of General Counsel since July 2014. Ms. Clouse previously served as a legal fellow at the Council of the District of Columbia Office of General Counsel. She also previously served as a law clerk at the Library of Congress Office of General Counsel, the Congressional Research Service, and the District of Columbia Attorney General. Ms. Clouse received bachelor of arts degrees in both Political Science and Psychology, summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2010), and her J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School (2013), where she was a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.

Jennifer Kaplan

Law Clerk

Ms. Kaplan joined the Office of General Counsel in August 2020. Ms. Kaplan is an evening student at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where she serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Catholic University Law Review and is a member of the National Mock Trial Team. She received her B.A. in Political Science and History, cum laude, from the University of Florida and her M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.

Alyssa Calcerano

Law Clerk

Ms. Calcerano joined the Office of General Counsel in April 2022. Ms. Calcerano is an evening student at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where she is a member of the Law & Technology Institute. She received her B.A., cum laude, in Visual Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Scott Cunningham

Director of Administration and Member Services

Mr. Cunningham joined the Office of General Counsel as Director of Administration and Member Services in May 2021. Starting as a summer intern in 1999, Mr. Cunningham brings over twenty years of experience and public service on Capitol Hill to OGC. Serving in a wide variety of hill staff roles from Staff Assistant to Senior Advisor, Mr. Cunningham previously worked for three Members of Congress and with the House Ethics Committee. Mr. Cunningham is a native of Dallas, Texas and graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in History and Political Science.