The NIH Branch of the Public Health Division, HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC), is located on the main campus of NIH in Bethesda, MD. The NIH Branch provides legal services to the Director of NIH and its institutes and centers, and to other OPDIVS and STAFFDIVS throughout the Department. We further the HHS and NIH missions by providing legal services in nearly all areas of the law. Our primary client is NIH, but our unique expertise in several areas is often relied upon by many other OPDIVS and STAFFDIVS throughout the Department. We have a talented group of legal professionals who are available to provide counsel and assistance on a variety of legal topics.