Mr. Jeremy Kirkland, Esq., was appointed as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) counsel to the Inspector General in January 2014 and is responsible for the oversight of the Office of Legal Counsel’s functions, which include providing independent legal advice, counseling, and opinions concerning HUD, Office of Inspector General (OIG), programs and operations. The Office of Legal Counsel reviews audits, investigations, and evaluation reports for legal sufficiency and compliance with HUD OIG’s policies and priorities. Additionally, the Office of Legal Counsel coordinates with the HUD Office of General Counsel and manages HUD OIG’s responses to requests and appeals made under the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act.
Previously, Mr. Kirkland served as an assistant attorney general in American Samoa, where he was the chief white collar crime prosecutor; with the Criminal Division, Fraud Section, of the U.S. Department of Justice; and as counsel to the Major Fraud Investigative Division within the U.S. Postal Service OIG. He has also served in several other positions for the U.S. Postal Service OIG. Mr. Kirkland has received a number of awards during his 11 years of public service, including the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General’s Inspector General Excellence Award in 2013.
A native of Lumberton, MS, Mr. Kirkland received his bachelor of business administration degree and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi. He and his wife Elizabeth live in Virginia with their two children—a son, Aiden, and a daughter, Delaney.