Maura R. Malone was appointed as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Deputy Counsel to the Inspector General in February 2017. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the HUD Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), which provides independent legal advice, counseling, and opinions concerning HUD OIG programs and operations. OLC also reviews audit, investigation, and evaluation reports for legal sufficiency and compliance with HUD OIG’s policies and procedures. Additionally, OLC coordinates with the HUD Office of General Counsel (OGC) and manages HUD OIG’s responses to requests and appeals made under the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act. Ms. Malone joined HUD OIG in April 2014 as a senior attorney-advisor.
Before joining HUD OIG, Ms. Malone held several positions with HUD OGC. From 2008 to 2014, she was the Deputy Assistant General Counsel and, later, the Assistant General Counsel for OGC’s Finance Division. In that Division, she managed a team of attorneys advising the Government National Mortgage Association. From 1999 to 2008, Ms. Malone was the Deputy Assistant General Counsel for OGC’s Administrative Proceedings Division, which pursues administrative sanctions against participants in HUD programs who violate HUD requirements. Ms. Malone also served in a number of other positions within HUD OGC. She joined HUD through its Legal Honors Intern Program in 1992.
Ms. Malone holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University at Buffalo Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.