Authority of the Department of Justice To Retain Unsupervised Private Counsel To Represent Government Employees in Civil Suits

B-130441: May 8, 1978

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GAO was asked for clarification recording its opinion, B-130441, April 12, 1978, concerning the authority of the Department of Justice to retain unsupervised private counsel to represent Government employees in civil suits brought against them in their individual capacities.

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