Bradley’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group is pleased to announce that President Donald Trump has nominated Paul Compton to serve as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Paul leads the firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development practice and serves as counsel for the Alabama Bankers Association, Inc., counsel of record for the Alabama Consumer Finance Association, and general counsel for the Alabama Affordable Housing Association. He has broad experience in innovative commercial financing transactions, particularly those involving tax credits and structured finance. He has also handled hundreds of transactions involving low-income housing tax credits for equity investors, lenders, credit support providers and developers.
As HUD general counsel and legal advisor to Secretary Ben Carson, Paul will provide legal opinions, advice and services with respect to all departmental programs and activities, and lead the department’s efforts to enforce the Fair Housing Act and other civil rights. He will be tasked with helping HUD achieve its mission of assuring decent and affordable housing, enabling all Americans to achieve homeownership, providing resources for communities to build strong neighborhoods, preventing homelessness, and enforcing fair housing laws.
Paul is the second Bradley attorney in as many weeks to be nominated by President Trump. Kevin Newsom, chair of Bradley’s Appellate Practice Group, was nominated earlier in the month to serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Rob Couch, counsel at Bradley, previously served as General Counsel for HUD from 2007-2008.