Amy L. Brown ’00 named deputy general counsel for housing programs at HUD

Jun 15, 2020

Amy L. Brown ’00 has been named a deputy general counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She had previously served as HUD’s associate general counsel for insured housing, where she led a legal team providing advice to the Office of Housing-Federal Housing Administration.

Brown joined HUD’s staff as a legal honors litigation fellow after earning her J.D. at Vanderbilt in 2000. In 2002, she moved to the Office of Program Enforcement’s Administrative Proceeding Division, where she later assumed the role of assistant general counsel, handling Mortgage Review Board cases, the takeover of the Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency, and key cases against auditors of public housing authorities.

In 2011, Brown moved to the Office of Insured Housing’s Single-Family Mortgage Division, where she ultimately assumed the role of assistant general counsel and expended her expertise in the area of single-family housing, housing counseling and manufactured housing.

“Amy Brown has become a recognized expert, providing advice and counsel to the Office of Housing. She has provided excellent leadership in the response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and guided her team as they provide legal support for key FHA initiatives,” said HUD General Counsel J. Paul Compton Jr. in announcing her appointment.

In addition to her Vanderbilt J.D., Brown holds an M.S. in leadership from Washington University and a B.A. in music from the University of Louisville. She also holds a certificate in public leadership from Brookings Executive Education, graduated from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, and was a Partnership for Public Service Excellence in Government Fellow.