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David Tseng

General Counsel, Office of the Chief Financial Officer

David C. Tseng was appointed general counsel for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) in July 2007. Tseng, serving as the principal legal advisor to the chief financial officer, directs the legal resources of the OCFO with respect to federal and District appropriations, public finance, contracting and procurement, tax accounting, and economic development. Tseng also represents the chief financial officer in litigation and in other legal matters in which the CFO is a party or has legal interest, supervises and manages outside counsel in all legal matters, and assures the legal sufficiency of the OCFO's programs and policies.

Prior to his current position, Tseng served as the OCFO’s associate general counsel for Legislative Affairs and deputy associate general counsel for the Office of Tax and Revenue. Tseng was a White House senior policy advisor and staff director for the National Economic Council under President Bill Clinton.  He also served as chief assistant treasurer for the city and county of San Francisco.

Tseng has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a juris doctorate from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, the state of California, and before the United States Supreme Court, and United States Tax Court.