Senior Advisor (Acting), International Partnerships & Overseas Contingency Operations

Senior Advisor (Acting), International Partnerships & Overseas Contingency Operations
Adam Kaplan

As Senior Advisor (Acting) for International Partnerships and Overseas Operations, Mr. Kaplan coordinates the OIG’s work with oversight counterparts within the United Nations and other multilateral and bilateral partners. He also leads the coordination of OIG’s oversight of United States Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), to include matters involving aid to Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan; and oversees the Legislative and Public Affairs Division.

Previously, Mr. Kaplan served in OIG’s Office of General Counsel, leading a team of attorneys in providing legal, strategic, and policy support to the Inspector General and all operational divisions. In this role, he supported OIG investigations, providing legal advice and representation on criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement matters, and provided strategic legal support to OIG’s Office of Audits, Inspections, and Evaluations. He is a frequent speaker on combatting fraud and sexual exploitation & abuse within the international aid sector. He has presented on these issues to UN agencies, the World Bank, International Anti-Corruption Conference, and various NGO forums in the United States and United Kingdom.

Prior to joining USAID OIG, Mr. Kaplan served as Assistant Counsel to the Inspector General at the U.S. Small Business Administration where he provided legal support to agents and U.S. Attorneys' Offices on small business procurement fraud cases. Before entering government, he was an associate with the law firm of Ober Kaler (now Baker Donelson). A native of Washington DC, he received his J.D. and B.A. from the University of Maryland.