The Litigation group provides legal services to FAA and its employees in aircraft accident investigations and associated litigation; processes tort claims; secures Department of Justice (DOJ) representation for FAA employees sued in their individual capacities; assists DOJ in defending wrongful death, personal injury and property damage lawsuits; represents the FAA before federal courts of appeals in some petitions to review agency orders; handles requests for employee testimony in private litigation matters; and prepares the Administrator’s opinions in civil penalty cases appealed from decisions issued by Administrative Law Judges.