Paul D. D'Amato
Principal Deputy Director
Office of Legislative Counsel
Paul D'Amato has worked in the Department of Defense's (DoD's) Office of Legislative Counsel (OLC) since December 1995. As the Principal Deputy Director, he advises the Director of OLC/Deputy General Counsel (Legislation) on managing the DoD Legislative Program. He also reviews and drafts legislative proposals for eventual transmission to Congress. In addition, he supervises the OLC Internet System, which OLC uses to coordinate throughout the Department for comment not only legislative proposals, but also legislation-related actions from the Office of Management and Budget and requests for views letters from Congress.
Mr. D'Amato previously served in the Office of Legislative Counsel as a legislative attorney and then as the Deputy Director for Legislation. Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Mr. D'Amato served as a legislative analyst for the Congressional Sunbelt Caucus, analyzing the impact of a wide variety of legislative issues on the Sunbelt Region of the United States.
Mr. D'Amato has a Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University School of Law, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from George Washington University Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Virginia.
He is a member of the bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice law before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.