Office of Foreign Litigation [OFL] Law and Legal Definition
The Office of Foreign Litigation (OFL), working under the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice protects U.S. interests in all litigations pending in foreign courts. The OFL aims to ensure that the U.S.’ wide range of policies, programs, and activities are fully protected when challenged through foreign court litigation. OFL cases vary from employment disputes brought by foreign nationals working in the U.S. embassies, consulates, and military bases abroad to litigation arising from the U.S. agency or military activities in foreign countries.
The OFL conducts affirmative litigation, including litigation aimed at fighting cross-border fraud, such as telemarketing fraud, that targets the U.S. citizens. Also, the OFL represents the U.S. interests in foreign criminal proceedings involving prosecutions for criminal activity directed against the U.S., its officers, and employees. The OFL provides legal advice to federal agencies, departments, and government officials regarding litigation risks abroad and it responds to questions involving public or private international law.
Legal Definition list
- Office of Foreign Labor Certification
- Office of Field Policy and Management [HUD]
- Office of Federal Lands Highway
- Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
- Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
- Office of Foreign Litigation [OFL]
- Office of General Counsel [FCC]
- Office of General Counsel [Federal Communications Commission]
- Office of Government Ethics [OGE]
- Office of Government Policy [OGP]
- Office of Grading