Washington, D.C. attorney Damon Smith has been named the Credit Union National Association’s senior director of advocacy and counsel.
A former partner at Jenner and Block, Smith will particularly focus on housing policy and finance issues. Smith, a former acting general counsel at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, brings extensive experience in property law and urban planning, according to CUNA officials.
“The extensive work that Damon has done in the housing policy and real estate space is impressive and our team looks forward to leaning on his expertise to further support credit unions through meaningful regulatory change,” said CUNA Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer and Senior Counsel Elizabeth Eurgubian.
At HUD, Smith gained extensive experience in banking and consumer regulations affecting the current housing environment, according to CUNA officials.
Smith attended Harvard Law School and holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.