Michael Flynn named HUD's acting general counselMortgagePress.comMichael Flynn, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Steve Preston, HOPE for Homeowners Board of Directors
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve
Preston today announced Michael Flynn will serve as HUD's Acting
General Counsel. Flynn previously served as the General Deputy
General Counsel to the Department.
"I am pleased that Mike will serve as HUD's Acting General
Counsel. Mike's broad legal expertise and deep familiarity with HUD
will ensure he remains a tremendous asset to the Department and the
people we serve," said Preston.
Flynn will oversee approximately 370 attorneys and 320 staff at
HUD. He will serve as the chief legal advisor to the Secretary,
Deputy Secretary, and other principal staff, providing advice on
federal laws, regulations, and policies that affect HUD programs
and families served by the Department. He will also maintain his
position as Counselor to the HOPE for Homeowners Board of
Flynn brings a wealth of experience to the position of Acting
General Counsel. Prior to HUD, he worked at World Savings Bank in
Oakland, Calif. as senior vice president and senior counsel where
he directed lawyers in the company's mortgage lending business.
Previous to his work in Oakland, he worked for Chicago Title
Insurance Company in Chicago, Ill. as vice president and general
Flynn is also a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage
Attorneys, and has served in leadership positions in a variety of
professional associations, including several American Bar
Association task forces and committees. As a Metz Scholar, Flynn
received his undergraduate degree at Indiana University. He
received his law degree from Duke University School of Law, where
he was a Reynolds Scholar.
Flynn takes over for Robert Couch. Couch served as General
Counsel since June 2007. Prior to this, he served as President of
For more information, visit www.hud.gov.