Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement
From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Sinniger served as Office Chief in the Office of Regulations and Administrative Law for the Coast Guard Judge Advocate General, leading an office of 15 attorneys and 3 administrative assistants. She advised senior Coast Guard leadership on all aspects of rulemaking, liaising with the Department of Homeland Security, other Executive Departments, and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to this position, she served as one of two senior attorneys/ team leaders in the same office. She served as project counsel for teams assigned to several economically significant rulemakings for the Coast Guard, including the creation of 33 CFR Subchapter H (the Maritime Transportation Security Act regulations), the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) projects, implementing ballast water discharge standards, and establishing inspection standards for towing vessels. She worked in the Coast Guard’s Office of Regulations and Administrative Law since January of 2000. Prior to that, she served as an Honors Attorney with the Department of Transportation.
Ms Sinniger received her J.D. from William and Mary School of Law in 1998, and her B.A. in Politics from The Catholic University of America in 1995. She is married to David, an ex-Navy surface warfare officer and current defense contractor. Together, they direct the very dramatic lives of Rachel, Sara, and Josephine. Ms. Sinniger is a Rhode Island native, and spends as much time as possible visiting friends and family in the Great Ocean State.