Senior Staff

Jonathan L. Lasher

Assistant Inspector General for External Relations

Mr. Lasher received his Bachelor of Arts Degree and Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland and engaged in the private practice of law before beginning his Federal government career. In 1994, he joined the Social Security Administration as a staff attorney in the Office of General Counsel's (OGC) Litigation Division.

In 1996, Mr. Lasher joined what would become the Office of the Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG) as one of four OGC attorneys assigned to legal representation of the newly-created SSA Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
 
In the years since, Mr. Lasher has served all three of SSA's Inspectors General, as a Supervisory Attorney-Advisor, Acting Deputy Counsel to the Inspector General, Director of Quality Assurance and Professional Responsibility, Deputy Counsel to the Inspector General for External Relations, and Counsel to the Inspector General. As Assistant Inspector General for External Relations, Mr. Lasher is responsible for the OIG's Congressional, Media, and Public Relations functions, as well as for this website.