Driven to spearhead a professional career within the legal realm, Brian W. Baker earned a Bachelor of Arts in government and sociology from the University of Virginia in 1996 and later a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Vanderbilt University Law School in 1999. After serving as a law clerk to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia until 2000, he joined Bracewell & Patterson, LLP where he excelled as an associate attorney until 2002. Likewise, Mr. Baker was an associate attorney at LeClair Ryan P.C. in 2003. Progressing in his career, he went on to serve as assistant counsel to the inspector general at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2004 to 2010, having also been a member of the Alexandria Consumer Affairs Commission from 2005 to 2007.
For the past 11 years, Mr. Baker has flourished as deputy chief counsel at the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Office of the Inspector General. In his role, he provides legal guidance to executives and line staff to support his organization’s oversight mission. Simultaneously, he had also been the acting associate inspector general for compliance in 2019 and 2020. To remain abreast of his field, Mr. Baker currently holds membership with the National Eagle Scout Association, University of Virginia Alumni Association, Mortgage Bankers Association and American Bankers Association. Looking ahead, Mr. Baker AIMS to continue to develop his ability to lead others in the accomplishment of federal agency objectives particularly within the sector of housing and housing finance.