Eric Angel joined the OFCCP as its Chief of Staff in January 2023. In Spring 2022, Mr. Angel served as the Senior Policy Advisor to DC Attorney General Candidate Bruce Spiva. Prior to that, he spent more than two decades at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, DC’s oldest and largest civil legal services program. He served as the organization’s Legal Director for a decade, then as its Executive Director for another twelve years. During his tenure at Legal Aid, Mr. Angel served on a variety of court and other committees, including as a member of the D.C. Access to Justice Commission and as Chair of the D.C. Circuit Judicial Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. Since 2008, he has also served as a part-time Professorial Lecturer at Law teaching “Public Interest Lawyering” at the George Washington University Law School.
Mr. Angel has prior governmental experience. After graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Raymond J. Dearie of the United States Court for the Eastern District of New York. Thereafter, he served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division at the United States Department of Justice. After four years at the Justice Department, he joined the Office of Counsel to the President, eventually serving as an Associate Counsel to President William Jefferson Clinton.
Mr. Angel is the recipient of the D.C. Bar Foundation’s Jerrold Scoutt Prize and the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s John Minor Wisdom Award, given annually to individuals who have made “outstanding contributions to the quality of justice in their communities, ensuring that the legal system is open and available to all.”
Mr. Angel is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.