Tamiko N. Walker serves as an Assistant General Counsel for Administration at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). MCC is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. In her position, Ms. Walker is a legal and policy advisor and technical resource for MCC officials and employees. Ms. Walker provides legal advice and guidance to MCC officials on complex issues impacting MCC administrative programs and operations such as federal employment law, procurement law, information law, and intellectual property law. At MCC, Ms. Walker also serves as the Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer with authority to release and deny all FOIA/Privacy Act requests to MCC. She is also the Deputy Agency Ethics Official where she provides advice to staff on specific ethics related questions.
Prior to joining MCC, Ms. Walker was a Senior Trial Attorney for the Department of the Navy where she represented the Navy in litigation of a broad range of legal issues. She also worked as an Assistant Counsel for the Navy where she provided legal advice and training on labor and employment law and litigated cases before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. Prior to entering the federal sector, Ms. Walker worked as a Trial Attorney for Allstate Insurance Company and served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas.
Ms. Walker has notable alternative dispute resolution experience. She is an Arbitrator for the District of Columbia Bar Attorney/Client Arbitration Board and a Mediator for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. In addition, Ms. Walker previously served as an Arbitrator for the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas.
Ms. Walker received her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Hampton University. Ms. Walker also earned a Master of Laws degree in Litigation and Dispute Resolution from the George Washington University Law School. She is admitted to the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia bars and is an active member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, American Bar Association, and National Bar Association. Ms. Walker was a recipient of the 2014 National Bar Association Trailblazers Under 40 Award. In addition, Ms. Walker is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a participant in various community service initiatives.