The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the nation's housing agency committed to strengthening the Nation's housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.
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This position is located in the Office of Litigation, Office of General Counsel (OGC), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). OGC provides legal opinions, advice, and services with respect to all departmental programs and activities. OGC has primary responsibility for the development of HUD program regulations and assists in the development of HUD programs and policies. The incumbent of this position serves as one of eight Associate General Counsel and, as such, is given considerable latitude and independent authority to administer certain functional and/or programmatic responsibilities of the Office of General Counsel. Each Associate General Counsel directs and supervises the activities of a substantial portion of the professional and clerical staff of the Office of General Counsel.
The Office of Litigation, which the Associate General Counsel manages and supervises, consists of two Divisions, the Assisted Housing and Civil Rights Litigation Division and the Insured Housing Community Development Litigation Division. Each Division is headed by an Assistant General Counsel, respectively, the Assistant General Counsel for Assisted Housing and Civil Rights Litigation and the Assistant General Counsel for Insured Housing and Community Development Litigation. The activities assigned to each Division are identical, except as to the substantive content of the cases assigned to it. Each of the two Assistants is responsible for directly supervising trial attorneys and senior trial attorneys in handling the assigned cases.
The Associate General Counsel for Litigation has overall responsibility for overseeing the provision of legal services in connection with the management of major litigation in which HUD and its officials are involved or interested. For all such litigation, the Associate is charged with primary responsibility for interacting with the Department of Justice on behalf of the General Counsel in connection with litigation. Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Monitors and directs complex civil defensive litigation on a diverse range of legal issues.
- Develops appropriate litigation strategies addressing the legal risks and exposure to the Department.
- Identifies precedent-setting matters involving new policy that may affect Department programs.
- Recommends, selects, and manages outside counsel to ensure proper litigation strategies and direction of the cases.
- Provides counsel to internal program clients on applicable laws to maximize the Department’s legal position and to reduce and avoid litigation risks.
- Reviews pending or potential litigation actions and recommend any necessary changes in HUD policy to minimize liability risk.
- Provides advice and guidance to Regional and Field attorneys involved in a variety of HUD litigation matters.
Occasional travel - Work related travel may be required.
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