B. Chad Bungard serves as the Counsel to the Inspector General, where he provides executive leadership as the chief legal advisor to the Inspector General and senior staff. He is also responsible for administering the Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Program, including the imposition of penalties and assessments, and the settlement and litigation of CMP cases.
Mr. Bungard started his career in private practice, with an emphasis on Federal civil litigation. He began his Federal career in 2001 as Counsel for the Government Reform Committee. Starting in 2003, Mr. Bungard served as the Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director for the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce and Agency Organization, where he served as the Chairman's chief legal advisor. In this role, Mr. Bungard developed policy and legislation on all Subcommittee matters, formulated the Subcommittee's oversight agenda, and developed and prepared for more than 40 Subcommittee hearings.
Most recently, beginning in 2006, Mr. Bungard served as the General Counsel of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, where he served as the chief legal advisor and chief legal representative. Mr. Bungard received numerous awards for his leadership as the MSPB General Counsel. In that role, he provided advice on legal and policy issues, and oversaw several functions, including managing the MSPB's litigation docket, directing internal investigations, overseeing the MSPB's petition for review settlement program, and coordinating the MSPB's legislative policy and congressional relations. He also served as the agency's chief ethics officer.
Mr. Bungard received his B.S. Degree cum laude from Liberty University, J.D. from Regent University School of Law, and LL. M. (Master of Laws) in Law and Economics from George Mason University School of Law. He has also completed the Federal Executive Institute's Leadership for a Democratic Society program. He has been published in numerous legal publications, including the UCLA Entertainment Law Review, the Seton Hall Legislative Journal, and the University of North Carolina First Amendment Law Review. He was also recognized as a practitioner contributor in the 9th Edition of Black's Law Dictionary. Mr. Bungard is licensed to practice law in Virginia.