Deputy Chief Counsel
Office of the Chief Counsel
Ralph C. Conte has practiced in the area of employment litigation and personnel law for more than 20 years. Mr. Conte started his career with the District of Columbia government, and subsequently was an associate with the law firm of Shaw, Bransford & Roth in Washington, DC. He made the transition to the federal government in 2008, serving as an Assistant General Counsel for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, and then as an Attorney-Advisor within the Department of Treasury’s Office of General Counsel.
Currently, Mr. Conte is the Deputy Chief Counsel at the United States Mint, assisting the Chief Counsel in the day-to-day management of the office and the legal affairs of the Mint, while also advising on a wide range of personnel matters and employment litigation. His litigation responsibilities include representing the Agency before the EEOC, MSPB, and OSC and assisting with U.S. District Court litigation, to include having served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in Title VII litigation.
Mr. Conte is active in the DC Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section and the Federal Employment Lawyers Group. He also serves as a moderator of the DC Bar’s annual Continuing Legal Education program, Introduction to Federal Personnel Law, and participates in the annual Workplace Street Law program for DC Public Schools.