U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appointed Michael Flynn as HUD's acting general counsel. Flynn was formerly the general deputy general counsel to the Department.

Flynn will oversee around 370 attorneys and 320 staff at HUD. He will serve as the chief legal advisor to the secretary, deputy secretary, as well as 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 Directors.

Before the HUD, Flynn worked at World Savings Bank in Oakland, California as senior vice president and senior counsel where he directed lawyers in the company's mortgage lending business. Before his work in Oakland, he was at the Chicago Title Insurance Co. in Chicago, Illinois as vice president and general litigation counsel.

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.

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