The Regional Counsel's Office acts as legal counsel for matters in the Alaskan Region. As part of the FAA's Chief Counsel's organization, the office represents the FAA in regulatory enforcement actions, contract disputes, and personnel matters. The Regional Counsel and staff attorneys also provide legal advice to all operating lines of business, including staff offices, on a wide range of issues. These include environmental concerns, government contracts, real estate acquisitions, ethics, access to government records, operational and maintenance rules, airspace designations, and investigations.