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David Falk is a Senior Fellow atthe School of Public Affairs. Mr. Falk has directed a series ofcampus-based training programs for senior housing, planning and administrativeofficials from Russia andother nations formerly part of the Soviet Union. Mr. Falk also teaches state and local taxpolicy to graduate students at the Schoolof Public Affairs, and a course onprivate real estate development at the Urban Studies and Planning Program inthe School of Architecture.
Mr. Falk is trained as alawyer. He was in private law practicein Washington, D.C. for over 15 years where he specializedin real estate finance and affordable housing.
Mr. Falk has also worked infederal and state government. From 1964to 1969, Mr. Falk was an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel in theU.S. Agency for International Development, serving for the last two years atthe USAID Mission in Lima, Peru. Mr. Falk worked from 1969 to 1971 on programsto foster manufactured housing in the UnitedStates while at the Office of Research and Technology ofthe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington.
Mr. Falk joined the executivestaff of Maryland’sGovernor William Donald Schaefer in 1987, and in 1989, he served for two yearsas Assistant Secretary in the Maryland Department of Budget and FiscalPlanning, where he established a fiscal planning office for the state. Mr. Falk briefly rejoined the Maryland stategovernment in 1994 when he became director of the Community DevelopmentAdministration, the state’s housing finance agency.
Mr. Falk graduated magna cumlaude from Harvard College in 1958, and magna cum laude from the Harvard Law Schoolin 1961. Mr. Falk served as law clerk tothe Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit immediatelyfollowing his graduation from law school.