Legal Counsel

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

The Legal Counsel Office of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund is responsible for providing legal advice to the Director of the CDFI Fund and other CDFI Fund officials. The Legal Counsel supervises a staff of two attorneys and one paralegal. The CDFI Fund, including the Legal Counsel Office, is located in Washington, D.C.
The CDFI Fund, a wholly owned government corporation within the Department of the Treasury, promotes economic revitalization and development in distressed urban and rural comunities throughout the United States. By providing strategic investments and leveraging private sector funds, the Fund promotes access to capital and local economic growth. The CDFI Fund also encourages economic opportunity by advancing the role of microenterprise development in the United States.
The Legal Counsel Office is responsible for providing all legal services pertaining to the operations and functions of the CDFI Fund, including advice pertaining to investment of funds in community development financial institutions, federal legislation, regulations and policy, various organizational matters, representation of the Fund before regulatory and oversight agencies and committees, and contractual and administrative matters.

Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

The Legal Counsel, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, is the legal advisor to the Executive Director, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, and supervises and directs the legal staff advising the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program. This Legal Counsel reports to and is supervised by the Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance).


Treasury Executive Office of Asset Forfeiture

The Legal Counsel and a staff attorney provide legal advice to the Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture. That office administers the Treasury Forfeiture Fund and oversees related activities that promote the strategic use of asset forfeiture by Treasury law enforcement bureaus to disrupt and dismantle criminal enterprises.