Title: Deputy Chief Counsel
Company: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General
Location: Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Brian W. Baker, Deputy Chief Counsel at Federal Housing Finance Agency of the Office of Inspector General, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law.
Having accrued more than 20 years of experience in the legal realm, Mr. Baker has excelled as the deputy chief counsel for the Federal Housing Finance Agency of the Office of Inspector General since 2010, as well as the acting deputy inspector general for compliance and special projects since 2019. In these roles, he is dedicated to providing legal guidance to executives and line staff to support his organization’s oversight mission. Notably, he has been the recipient of the Barry R. Snyder Joint Award and Inspector General Individual Excellence Award.
Previously, Mr. Baker served as a member of the Alexandria Consumer Affairs Commission from 2005 to 2007 and as assistant counsel to the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2004 to 2010. In the earlier years of his career, Mr. Baker was an associate attorney at LeClair Ryan P.C. and at Bracewell & Patterson between 2000 and 2003. He was a law clerk to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in 1999 and 2000.
Mr. Baker received a Bachelor of Arts in government and sociology from the University of Virginia in 1996 and went on to attain a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Vanderbilt University Law School in 1999. Additionally, he holds a Certificate in Operational Risk Management from the American Bankers Association and is an Accredited Mortgage Professional by the Mortgage Bankers Association. Presently, Mr. Baker maintains membership with the National Eagle Scout Association, University of Virginia Alumni Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, and the American Bankers Association.
Looking toward the future, Mr. Baker plans to continue to develop his ability to lead others in the accomplishment of federal agency objectives, particularly within the sector of housing and housing finance. He also aims to be a good father as his children enter their teenage years, continuing to love and nurture them in order to be happy and achieve their fullest potential. Likewise, Mr. Baker looks forward to resuming travel and self-education and broadening his horizons. He attributes his success thus far to hard work, decency, attention to detail, a healthy level of ego, the support of his family, and fundamental kindness.
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