Senior Staff

Joseph Gangloff

Chief Counsel to the Inspector General

Joseph Gangloff has served with distinction in the Senior Executive Service for over 20 years.  As Chief Counsel to the Inspector General, Mr. Gangloff provides authoritative legal advice, interpretations, and recommendations in all matters relating to audits and investigations conducted by the OIG; oversees Civil Monetary Program implementation and litigation; and serves as Whistleblower Protection Coordinator for the Social Security Administration. Mr. Gangloff’s extensive experience includes:  criminal, civil, and administrative investigations and prosecutions; policy formulation; international negotiations; program management; and development of organizational ethics. 

Prior to joining the OIG in July 2015, Mr. Gangloff served as Deputy Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics. He was responsible for overall direction and oversight of the Executive Branch ethics program, administered in partnership with over five thousand agency ethics officials throughout the over 130 agencies of the executive branch to prevent conflicts of interest and promote public confidence in government.

Mr. Gangloff also served in senior-level positions in the United States Department of Justice. His responsibilities included the development, implementation, and analysis of domestic and international anti-corruption strategies. As Senior Counsel in the Office of International Affairs, Mr. Gangloff represented the United States in a wide range of international fora. He worked with the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and other multi-national organizations to formulate and implement international anti-corruption strategies that defined international standards, established meaningful benchmarks, developed country-specific recommendations, assessed results, and monitored progress in the global fight against corruption. He provided technical, advisory, and on-site peer-evaluation support to multinational anti-corruption and good governance organizations throughout the world.  

For about 8 years, Mr. Gangloff served as the Principal Deputy Chief of the Department’s Public Integrity Section, the headquarters unit responsible for criminal prosecutions, legislation, and policy development relating to public corruption, conflicts of interest, and election laws. The Section’s principal focus is on high profile, politically sensitive matters. Mr. Gangloff’s legal career began in 1977 as a trial attorney in the Department’s Antitrust Division, handling litigation in the banking, commodity futures trading, and communications industries.

Mr. Gangloff received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from The University of Pennsylvania School of Law; he is a member of the Order of the Coif.  He received an A.B. in Politics, summa cum laude, from St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia.