Director, Regulatory Counsel

17 Sep, 2022


Director, Regulatory Counsel

Mortgage Bankers Association
Washington, D.C.

As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, MBA is committed to providing our members with unmatched value and unparalleled benefits. In doing so, we recognize that our most valuable resource is our employees. MBA prides itself on sourcing top talent from all fields and is committed to investing in a culture where communication is essential, diverse voices are encouraged, and embraces inclusion for all.

  • Competitive salary and benefit packages
  • A culture committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Hybrid work schedule that supports work-life balance
  • Professional development opportunities

If you are looking for a career-defining opportunity, share similar values, and are ready to make a difference in the real estate finance industry, look no further. Apply today!


Reporting to the Associate Vice President and Managing Regulatory Counsel, the incumbent will help develop and implement MBA’s policy and advocacy approach to the legal/regulatory aspects of loan origination issues, including related legislative, regulatory and industry matters.  The incumbent will also help manage certain other legal/policy issues, including pending litigation and developments in financial innovation.  The demands of the portfolio will include research, analysis, and active engagement with Association members and other trade groups and stakeholders.

Incumbent will be the MBA point-of-contact for the regulatory aspects of loan origination issues under supervision of the Managing Regulatory Counsel.  As appropriate, (s)he will develop and maintain relationships with relevant MBA members, trade associations, policymakers, and other stakeholders.  Expected to seek creative ways to advance member interests in collaboration with the Managing Regulatory Counsel and assists in the oversight of the Regulatory Associates in the management of certain MBA member committees and working groups.

The incumbent will be expected to advocate MBA positions with appropriate federal and state policymakers and representatives from a wide variety of real estate, financial services and other organizations.  Advocacy work will include the preparation and regular update of policy materials and a wide variety of other communication materials.  For areas of issue responsibilities, incumbent will deliver presentations on regulatory developments, monitor congressional developments, and analyze proposed regulatory changes or otherwise develop strategies to advance members’ interest.

The ideal candidate will have background knowledge and experience working with regulatory issues and in building relationships with stakeholders.


Undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate degrees required. Minimum of four years of related experience in the financial service industry, trade association and/or government oversight of the industry is required, with some specific knowledge of mortgage banking, especially regulatory issues and loan origination.  Understanding and prior experience in dealing with legislative and regulatory matters at the federal or state level is strongly preferred.

Must have exceptional written and strong oral communication skills as well as superior organizational skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage projects and meet deadlines.  Must be able to develop and communicate clear, concise and persuasive advocacy arguments, understand and manage complex policy issues, and provide thoughtful analysis of proposed rules and regulations.

Incumbent must have strong customer/member relationship skills.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

All MBA employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Job posted: 2022-09-17