Ex-Golden West exec now HUD's top lawyer

Michael Flynn named acting general counsel

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s legal staff 370 attorneys will be overseen for the remainder of the Bush administration by Michael Flynn, who was the top lawyer at Golden West Financial Corp. during the housing boom.

Flynn served as senior vice president and senior counsel at Golden West — known for its "pick a pay" adjustable-rate mortgages — from December 2001 to January 2007.