Assistant General Counsel for General Law
Terence Carlson is the Assistant General Counsel for General Law and has served in this position since 2013. Mr. Carlson leads an office of 14 attorneys, and supervises and manages all legal matters related to many of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) administrative operations, including fiscal issues, procurement matters, financial assistance, innovative financing and public private partnerships, equal employment opportunity and other civil rights issues, personnel law, ethics, real property, and asset management. Mr. Carlson also serves as DOT's Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Carlson was Deputy Assistant General Counsel for General Law from 2008 to 2013, where he worked closely with the Assistant General Counsel to supervise and manage the Office of General Law and its practice areas. Mr. Carlson was previously a staff attorney in the Office of General Law, where his areas of practice included fiscal law, procurement, financial assistance, innovative financing and public private partnerships. Mr. Carlson began his legal career in DOT as an Honors Attorney, serving rotational assignments in the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Offices of Legislation and Litigation in DOT's Office of General Counsel.
Mr. Carlson received the Federal Bar Association's Transportation Lawyer of the Year Award, and numerous Secretarial and Office of General Counsel awards, including the Secretary's Award for Meritorious Achievement, the Secretary's Award for Superior Achievement, the General Counsel's Award for Exceptional Service, and the General Counsel's Award for Exceptional Performance.
Mr. Carlson received his J.D. from Catholic University of America and his B.A. from Fordham University. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.