Paul R. Bardos is the Assistant General Counsel for Administration at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He provides legal advice and assistance to Commissioners and staff on issues in such areas as appropriations, employment, procurement, information management, and strategic planning. He was formerly the Acting General Counsel at the USITC. He received an A.B. from Kenyon College and a J.D. from Georgetown University. He began his legal career in 1982 at Conoco Inc, and came to the USITC in 1985.