FHFA Names Clinton Jones General Counsel

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is getting a new general counsel for the first time since its creation.

FHFA announced Monday that Clinton Jones is the new general counsel, replacing Alfred Pollard, who is retiring in March after serving in the role since 2008. He also was general counsel to the agency’s predecessor, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight.

“Alfred has served admirably as General Counsel to every FHFA Director. I am grateful for his wise counsel, hard work, and dedication to the Agency,” Director Mark Calabria said. “Clinton’s long-standing career in public service, in-depth legal expertise in housing policy, and executive leadership skills will help bolster FHFA’s work as a world-class prudential regulator.” 

Jones has served as a senior advisor at FHFA since 2019. Prior to that, he served 24 years in various senior legal roles at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, including general counsel, parliamentarian, and, most recently, senior counsel for the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee. Jones was also a vice president at Fannie Mae and an attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.