Tony Cardillo

Chief, Dallas Field Office

Tony Cardillo is the Chief of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), Dallas Field Office (DFO), Dallas, Texas. He joined OSC and worked in the Complaints Examining Unit and Prosecution Division in Washington, D.C. from November of 1987 through June of 1989, after working in various human resources management positions in the Washington, D.C. area from January of 1976 through October of 1986 with the Departments of Defense and Army, and the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Cardillo worked as a general attorney in the DFO from July of 1989 through January of 1999. There he prosecuted prohibited personnel practice, including whistleblower retaliation, and Hatch Act cases, and represented OSC in such significant cases as Special Counsel v. Hathaway, Special Counsel v. Marple, Special Counsel v. Brown and Nelson, Special Counsel v. Eubanks, Special Counsel v. Rivera, Special Counsel v. Bradford, Special Counsel v. Spears, and Special Counsel v. Barnett and Beal. Mr. Cardillo has been a frequent presenter at conferences and forums presenting on prohibited personnel practices and OSC’s enforcement program. He is a past recipient of the Dallas Fort Worth Federal Executive Board’s Outstanding Federal Employee (Legal). Mr. Cardillo earned a Masters of Public Administration from the American University, Washington, D.C. in 1980, and his Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, in 1986. He is a member of both the Virginia and District of Columbia bars.