Trump nominates affordable housing official as HUD general counsel

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WASHINGTON — President Trump has nominated Paul Compton, an Alabama attorney with affordable housing experience, to serve as general counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Compton is a partner in the Birmingham law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

Compton has served as general counsel to the Alabama Affordable Housing Association and is a member and former state chairman of the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development.

He joined Bradley Arant in 1989 after graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law.

“The firm congratulates Paul Compton" on his nomination, Beau Grenier, chairman and managing partner of the law firm, said in a press release. “We are tremendously proud of Paul, whose knowledge and experience in the areas of affordable housing, community development, and banking and financial services have earned him an outstanding reputation among his peers and clients.”

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