att name

Andrea Lee Negroni

Of Counsel

  • p. 202.349.8032
  • f. 202.349.8080
  • alnegroni@buckleysandler.com

Biography

Andrea Lee Negroni is an attorney in the field of financial services regulation  with concentration in mortgage and consumer finance.

She was previously an officer at a national residential mortgage company and later, an executive officer at a national real estate asset management and disposition firm. She is a frequent speaker at financial and mortgage industry conferences and professional associations of attorneys. Ms. Negroni has also presented at conferences sponsored by Thomson Reuters and the Texas Bar Association. Ms. Negroni has conducted due diligence reviews of several independent mortgage companies prior to their acquisitions or IPOs. She has conducted 50-state surveys of virtually every substantive area of regulatory compliance of interest to residential mortgage lenders.

Ms. Negroni has advised clients on privacy, social media regulation, and applicability of money transmitter laws to business models involving in-game exchange of digital objects. She has addressed financial industry trade groups on regulation of social media, consumer privacy, internet lending, and information transparency, as follows: Social Media is HOT for Marketing, But Do You Know the Risks?, Mortgage Professionals of Central Florida; Privacy, Identity & Information Transparency, National Mortgage Servicing Conference; Consumer Privacy, Affiliate Contracts, Cyber-Lending and State Licensing, Web-Lending.Net; Industry's Viewpoint on Regulatory Issues and Challenges with E­-Commerce, American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators; Electronic Signatures - Making Them Work, Education Finance Council's Student Loan Finance Legal Issues Meeting; Electronic Loan Origination and the Law: Compliance in Cyberspace, Online Lending 2000; Cyber-Lending, State Licensing and Consumer Privacy, Web-Lending.Net; Will the Government Ruin the Party? Internet Privacy and Regulation, Real Estate Connect 2000; Cyber-Solicitation and the Law, Online Lending 2000; Legal & Regulatory Guidelines for Web-Based Loan Originators, Banat Communications Conference; Doing it Right: Legal Issues in the Brave New World of Internet Lending, NetMortgage '99; Special Problems in Internet Lending, Legal Issues Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association; The Emerging Law of Cyberbanking & Electronic Commerce, Glasser Legalworks Seminars.

Under a USAID contract, Ms. Negroni advised the Government of Slovakia on the implementation of a private mortgage banking system. In 2007, she completed a tour of several business process outsource (BPO) and legal process outsource (LPO) companies in India and later addressed several industry groups considering outsourcing of core business functions. Ms. Negroni is approved as a Dispute Resolution Arbitrator by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She is adjunct associate professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law and a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.

Ms. Negroni served as a member of the Advisory Council of the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) and on the Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington. She is the author of Residential Mortgage Lending: State Regulation Manual andIntroduction to Mortgage Lending, Second and Third Editions, published by the American Bankers Association (ABA). She has written dozens of articles on consumer credit regulation and related subjects, published in a variety of professional publications.

Before joining BuckleySandler, Ms. Negroni was a partner with Goodwin Procter. From 1992-2000, she was the founder and managing partner of Negroni & Kromer, PLLC, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm representing financial institutions, including mortgage and real estate companies, Internet-based loan originators, consumer credit lenders, commercial banks and thrifts, and their holding companies. Ms. Negroni was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in 1997 from the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators, and the Vincent Reed Award in 2012 from the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her B.A. from Emory University.

Publications

The Superlien Dilemma
Mortgage Banking, April 1, 2014

Andrea Lee Negroni, John P. Kromer & Mary Pfaff, Residential Mortgage Lending: State Regulation Manual (West Group 1998-present).

Meltdown Pushes More Fiduciary Duties on Brokers
Mortgage Banking, October 1, 2010

Jeremiah S. Buckley & Andrea Lee Negroni, Introduction to Mortgage Lending, 3rd Edition (American Bankers Association 2009).

Mortgage Brokers -- What Fiduciary Duties Exist?
Mortgage Banking, October 1, 2007

Translating Disclosures for the Hispanic Market, the Benefits of Translating Key Documents
December 12, 2004

Expediting Payoff Statement Delivery: Compensible "Special Service" or Unlawful Fee?
Servicing Management, December 1, 2004

Risky Business: State Regulation of Money Transmitters
CLEAR News, March 6, 2003

Marketing Mortgages En Español
Mortgage Banking, August 1, 2002