Don Fox

Don Fox serves as the General Counsel of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) and is the senior ethics official in the Executive Branch of the United States Government.

Prior to joining OGE, Fox served as Deputy General Counsel, Department of the Air Force, where he provided legal advice and policy guidance to the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff, and Air Force field activities across a wide range of areas.  These included conflicts of interest and standards of ethical conduct, the use of funds appropriated by the Congress, laws governing the organization and administration of the Air Force, and legal matters involving civilian personnel.  A two-time recipient of the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award, Fox began his legal career as a commissioned officer in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps and in civilian life was an Associate General Counsel in the Department of the Navy before his service with the Air Force.

Fox received a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from University of North Carolina, his J.D. from Wake Forest University, and earned an LL.M in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington University.  He is a member of the bar in North Carolina and the District of Columbia.


  • General Counsel, Office of Government Ethics